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Not murder Las Vegas coroner says B.B. King died of natural causes

The 89-year-old music icon passed away in May (15) at his home in Sin City after suffering a series of strokes, but shortly after, his daughters, called for a police investigation over their father's death.

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B.B. King passed away in May

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A Las Vegas coroner has ruled that B.B. King died of natural causes and was not poisoned, despite allegations from two of the blues legend's daughters.

MORE : BB King: Blues Legend passes on at 89

The 89-year-old music icon passed away in May (15) at his home in Sin City after suffering a series of strokes, but shortly after, two of his daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, called for a police investigation over their father's death.

MORE : BB King: Daughters claim the King of the Blues was poisoned

The siblings alleged he was deliberately poisoned by his longtime manager LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, but a lawyer for Toney and Johnson slammed the accusations, calling the claims defamatory and libellous.

MORE : BB King: Daughter accuses dad's manager of abuse and burglary

Nearly two months later, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg's autopsy tests were made public on Monday (13Jul15), establishing that the cause of King's death was Alzheimer's disease with other physical conditions including coronary disease, heart failure and the effects of Type 2 diabetes.

MORE : BB King: Music legend's death investigated for possible murder

Fudenberg's ruling closes the official investigations of King's death.

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