The coroner's report, released Monday, lists the primary cause of death as Alzheimer's disease, and notes "other significant conditions" contributing to his death were coronary artery atherosclerosis, Type II diabetes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cerebrovascular disease.
"At this point we can say with confidence that Mr. King died of natural causes," Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said in a statement, following the homicide investigation his office launched because relatives said they suspected foul play. "Our condolences go out to the family and many friends of Mr. King, and we hope this determination brings them some measure of closure."
Two of King's daughters — Karen Williams and Patty King — stated in a court filing, "I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances. I believe my father was murdered." They had accused his business manager, LaVerne Toney, and personal assistant, Myron Johnson, of hastening their father's death.
A lawyer for the blues musician's estate, for which Toney is executor, told the Associated Press that the accusations were "ridiculous" and "extremely disrespectful."
The 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist, best known for his hit “The Thrill is Gone,” was inducted into the