B.B King’s Cause of Death Revealed

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SAN RAFAEL, CA - FEBRUARY 26: B.B. King performs at Marin Center on February 26, 2014 in San Rafael, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

via Lovebscott.com

Two days after B.B King‘s sudden death, The Associated Press released his cause of death to the public.

Medical officials spoke with The Associated Press, revealing how the 89 year old blues legend passed away this past Thursday (May 14). King’s physician, Dr. Darin Brimhall and Las Vegas corner John Fudenberg explained that the star’s death came in the form of “a series of small strokes.” This could of been brought on by unhealthy fluctuations in his blood sugar levels or reduced blood flow.  The medical term for this is MID or multi-infarct dementia.

These strokes are the ultimate result of King’s battle with type II diabetes, which he was diagnosed with years ago.