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The row between BB King’s surviving daughters and his manager has deepened as LaVerne Toney has been named sole executor of the late blues legend’s estate.

The will, filed in January 2007, puts LaVerne Toney alone in charge of administering BB King’s assets, his property and his trust.BB King estate scandal

However, BB King’s daughters, Karen Williams, Patty King, Rita Washington and Barbara Winfree, have alleged LaVerne Toney – who managed the blues legend for nearly 40 years – stole from their father, isolated him and poisoned him before his death on May 14, at the age of 89.

LaVerne Toney’s lawyer, Brent Bryson, argues the claims have no basis in fact and says the family members has provided no evidence that a competing will exists.

“There has to be more to the objections than hollow allegations and innuendo,” Brent Bryson said.

The trust documents have not been filed publicly.

BB King has 11 surviving adult children, and 35 grandchildren.