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B.B. King's Massive Estate Fight Is Turning Into A Bloodbath!

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It's so sad to see a family in turmoil!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, B.B. King's eleven children are fighting the late singer's estate trustee for LOTS of money. The children allege their father's net worth is between $30 million and $40 million.

Related: B.B. King's Top 10 Most Memorable Songs

What's especially crazy about this situation is, the kids in question (eleven out of fifteen), were never technically proven to be the icon's. Apparently an AUTHORIZED biographer once alleged that B.B.'s sperm count was too low to ever produce children. It's interesting because his two marriages never bore kiddos.

Despite the bizarre paternity situation, another bone of contention in this mess is that the musician's estate might not be worth the large amount the family contends.

The creative's longtime business manager, LaVerne Toney, filed docs claiming her client only has $5 million dollars stretched across multiple bank accounts. LaVerne also alleges she's simply following a 2014 trust which names the children as beneficiaries but not in the sense of monetary gifts.

As for the children, they're fighting for an alleged 2007 will and trust which provides them with LARGE monetary allowances. The group has hired lawyers and they've started a litigation process that could take YEARS.

One of B.B.'s kids, Riley B. King, angrily stated:

"My dad told us, 'Even when I'm gone, I'm gonna take care of you.' But we haven't received a dime since he died. We got a lawyer, and we are trying to fight and get what belongs to us."

To matters even more tricky, more people have come forward to claim themselves as the musician's children. A few of King's kids also tried to sue their dad's personal manager for allegedly poisoning him, a suit which was eventually dismissed.

We just hope this situation gets worked out sooner than later. It sounds like one big and unnecessary headache!

[Image via WENN.]

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B.B. King: His Top 10 Most Memorable Songs

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Our hearts are still so heavy over the passing of blues legend B.B. King.

And with a career like his, it's hard to pick just a handful of songs that were the best!

[ Related: B.B. King Dead — Stars Pay Tribute To Blues Legend ]

There are still some that were more universally loved than others though, so we've made a Top 10 List to help you remember one of the greatest musicians that ever lived!

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B.B. King Dead — Stars Pay Tribute To Blues Legend

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News of B.B. King's death broke overnight, but tributes to the blues legend have already surfaced online.

B.B. — which stood for "Blues Boy" — died at age 89 in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The music great performed up until he got sick last fall; the photo above was taken of him in concert in September 2014.

He will truly be missed by his fans — both famous and not. Read online tributes from celebrities below:

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B.B. King Dead — Blues Legend Passes Away At 89

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UPDATE: The following statement was released on Mr. King's website Friday morning, "Mr. King passed peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 pm Pacific time May 14 2015."

Music has lost one of its legends.

B.B. King — the blues singer and guitarist — died Thursday at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, his attorney says. The Associated Press broke the news.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

In April, King was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital for dehydration resulting from his Type II diabetes. King had the disease for over 20 years, and was even a spokesperson for OneTouch blood glucose testing machines.

[ Related: Rapping Granny Dies At 101 ]

In May, he posted that he was in home hospice care.

King's legacy was overshadowed in recent weeks due to fighting between his longtime manager and daughter.

The legend — who was born Riley B. King — reportedly had over 15 children and 50 grandchildren.

He was equally as prolific in music, with 43 studio albums and 16 live albums. He had more blues Grammy Awards than any other artist — 15 — and won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. King also was a member of the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

R.I.P. to a true king of music.

B.B. is not to be confused with singer Ben E. King, who also died earlier this month.

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10-Year-Old Blind Guitar Prodigy Absolutely Nails This B.B. King Cover!

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Wow! Get your hands under your chin, because your jaw is about to drop!!

We can't get over how impressive this is.

Felix De St-Hilaire 's videos have started to go viral this week, and for good reason.

Not only is this 10-year-old playing some wicked B.B. King, but he also taught himself how to play the guitar all by himself, learned English just for the songs, and happens to be blind.

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