Skip to comments.B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight
Posted on 05/26/2016 11:42:04 AM PDT by simpson96
When bluesman B.B. King died last year, he bequeathed to the world a body of work spanning six decades that brought joy and comfort to millions. The crooner of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Sixteen" transformed American music, inspiring such rockers as Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. King was 89 when he succumbed to congestive heart failure in his Las Vegas home and died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015.
The year since then has been decidedly less peaceful. While neither of King's two marriages resulted in children, he managed to leave behind a vast family: 15 kids from 15 women. If that family history weren't complex enough, King's authorized biographer Charles Sawyer wrote in his book, The Arrival of BB King, that doctors found the musician's sperm count too low to conceive children. In 2015, Sawyer told The Guardian that he had given King the option to remove the reference and that King declined. Either way, King claimed 15 kids as his own never disputing his paternity and of the 11 who survive, many now are fighting with King's appointed trustee over his estate, a fortune that family members tell THR could be worth between $30 million and $40 million when royalties, asset sales and rights are taken into account.
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Tiger Woods. Maybe. Wilt Chamberlin? No Way!
The lawyers are circling like vultures.And unlike *real* vultures they’ll get the majority of the carcass,not just the leftovers.
I read one of his biographies, and he was quite the prolific lover, with no real qualms about whether he did it in or out of wedlock. I believe he claimed he lost his virginity around the age of 10 and was a father not long after that!
Biggest most disgusting Vultures in the world are probably the surviving relatives of MLK.
Probably none of them is his child so this is ironic.
What a dream come true, for the something-for-nothing gibmedats.
It will be a battle royale for whatever pennies are left, after the lawyers get the lion’s share.
DNA tests could be used to sort this out.
The Thrill Isn’t Gone ...apparently.
Makes me think of the Churchill quote: "Never was so much owed by so many to so few."
If he claimed them as his children and supported them. I say split the money among them (as long as there is no will.
“———and he was quite the prolific lover, with no real qualms about whether he did it in or out of wedlock.”
In other words he was no better than an animal in heat.
Ol’ B.B. King was layin’ some darn pipe!
I wonder if he’d claim paternity for bragging rights as well as to prove his fertility/masculinity.
I'm getting to the point where I find it increasingly difficult to ignore trashy people's whoredom while enjoying their artistry.
” ...a battle royale...”
Great idea! A pit match on pay-per-view!
I’m pretty sure traveling musicians have been bedding girls from town to town and sowing their seed freely long before the hippies or BB King came along.
Well, to his credit, when the women showed up with kids later he didn’t fight them over it and did help provide for them.
“DNA tests could be used to sort this out.”
But in the OJ Simpson trial, when a juror remarked on the DNA evidence, she said:
“DNA so what. Eberybody gots DNA.”
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