The Clark County Coroners office of Nevada took to none other than Twitter to fill us in with the details...
"Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy. Results:6-8wks min. Homicide investgtn w/ @LVMPD"
King's daughters are the ones who pushed for a murder investigation, claiming their father had been poisoned.
Two of King's children, Karen Williams and Patty King, alleged that King was poisoned, ostensibly by two of his longtime associates including one who had power of attorney over his affairs, the Associated Press reported.
"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances. I believe my father was murdered," each woman said in statements contained in documents submitted to the AP by their lawyer.
An attorney for King's estate called the allegations unfounded and disrespectful, AP said.
The women also claimed in news video posted online that members of King's family were prevented from visiting him by the two associates during his final days.
King, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who died in Las Vegas on May 14, had said earlier in the month he was in hospice care at his home after being hospitalized in April with dehydration related to diabetes.
What do you think really happened to the legend B.B. King??