Since BB King died two weeks ago, some of his family members have accused his manager of poisoning him and have also threatened to challenge his will. King allegedly left his 13 children $5,000 each and left $3,000 to his grandchildren. He left the balance of his estate in trust for the education of future descendants.
1. When children make ludicrous accusations against a long time friend and confidante, it is easy to see why Mr. King would want to leave them a nominal amount from his estate.
2. To ward off a will contest, Mr. King could have left them a larger sum i.e. $50K and tied the acceptance of it to not contesting the will. If someone contested the will, she would not receive her inheritance.
3. With their educations funded by Mr. King, perhaps his future descendants will realize that 89 year old diabetics in hospice care die naturally and not from poisoning.