Credit: Kevin WestenbergDespite a number of local media reports to the contrary, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it’s not investigating the death of blues legend B.B. King as a possible homicide. According to a statement issued by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, the police department will not move forward with such an investigation “until such time as the Clark County Coroner determines Mr. King’s death to be from other than natural causes.”

The news comes after two of King’s daughters accused the late guitar great’s business manager and his personal assistant of contributing to his death, and called for a formal investigation to be launched. In affidavits filed in Nevada on Sunday, Karen Williams and Patty King both say they believe their father was “poisoned” by the administration of foreign substances to induce his premature death, pointing the finger at King’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson. A lawyer for King’s estate strongly denies the allegations in published reports Monday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it won’t comment further about the matter of King’s death “unless the Coroner advises that some form of criminality is associated with [it].”

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