Thursday, January 20, 2022

B.B. King’s Daughter Calls Cops in Dispute Over his Care; Claims Elder Abuse

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*The daughter of blues legend B.B. King called police on Thursday in an attempt to get her father to a hospital, according to TMZ.

Patty King says her dad’s longtime manager Laverne Toney, who has power of attorney over B.B., refused her request to take him to a hospital when she saw that his urine was orange and he wasn’t eating, the website reported.

Out of desperation, Patty called police, and responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors. At the hospital, the 89-year-old musician suffered a minor heart attack, Patty said.

She also said the above photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

Patty and her husband filed a police report last November … claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour — and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k.

Police investigated and no charges were filed. Patty says she’s meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney.

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28 COMMENTS

    • Perhaps he has so many children, many of which are petty and money hungry, so to not show favorite and start in fighting he just left it up to a long time manger whom he can trust. Just one scenario

  1. I hate to see/hear he’s suffering near the end of his life. As a hospice nurse, sadly, I would often see these kinds of interpersonal disagreements going on, when what the person really needed was a calm and loving environment. He’s given us so much and he deserves better!

    • I think Mr King deserves so much better than what he’s dealing with. I also feel that it’s a disservice to him for this particular photo to be posted. He doesn’t deserve to be remembered that way. So much for journalistic integrity 🙁

    • I love some B.B. King and so did my MOTHER God rest her soul. But the thing about it God do not like ugly and he not particulars about pretty. But I hope he gets better because (coma) is a BITCH. My prayers are you love you take care.Juanita

  2. This is so sad!

    I am so angry that this man is being mistreated!

    With all of the $$$ that he has… why is this allowed?

    The manager should have their azzes kicked over this!

  3. Theirs no way she should have post pics of this legend like this. Black women are becoming more and more disrespectful. With all his power and money, she couldn’t just get a lawyer, other family members, al Sharpton, the music community or other credentials involve without putting these damaging pics up

    • Agreed. .let the man have some dignity in his last days. Keep your dispute private as far as pics are concerned!

    • You have mischaracterized Black women. This article is about Mr. King’s daughters and manager. It in no way represents the majority of Black women.

  4. WHEN U ARE DESPERATE AND THAT’S YOUR PARENT U WOULD DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET SOMEBODY TO HEAR HER IF HE WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN TO THE HOSPITAL HE WOULDN’T BE ALIVE NOW PPL TREAT U ANY KIND OF WAY WHEN U GET OLD I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW U COULD TREAT A PERSON LIKE THAT MY HEART GOES OUT TO MR. B.B. KING I HOPE HE GETS TO DOING BETTER

  5. Ive been saying it for many years now…whomever is in charge of BB King is trying to end his life for his fortune…please someone step in…

  6. He lives with his daughter in Las Vegas, and probably Wasn’t doing well. A article says he was being provided in home hospice care. No! they won’t take you hospital, when you agree to hospice.

  7. Sometimes when you’re wealthy and have money by saying that this is. BB Kings situation but often times the rich famous and wealthy forget about the ones that were with you as they grew into being successful and as a result offend times people change and so does their family and friends then it becomes hard to determine who’s for you and who’s against you!!

  8. Out of 15 kids, there should be somebody that cares about their father and not the money, especially if he was a good father to them to them growing up.

  9. Sean- Yes, yes, YEEEEES. I only scrolled down to comment about the picture. Let this amazing man, who blessed us with his amazing gift, have some DIGNITY!!! I get the public curiosity, and I get the tabloid gain from it, but SHAME ON ALL INVOLVED, FROM WHO TOOK THIS PHOTO AND LEAKED (SOLD) IT, TO THOSE BUYING AND PUBLISHING IT!!! This is a horrible depiction of how you ALL are treating this legend.

  10. I agree, the picture needs to come down. He does not need to be seen like that. As far as being on hospice. He can spend his last days in a hospital setting. I’ve had friends and family members who did, although they asked to be home, but due to special care needs in their final days, they needed to be in the hospital for certain meds to be given. I’m praying for Mr.King to have rest and peace

  11. here is the thing go..if hes on hospice, that means that they are just letting nature take its course, and some of these physical changes that the daughter was worried about are going to take place..its not neglect, its just that when people are shutting down, they stop eating and drinking.

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