Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.”
King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton.
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Sweet memories. Long live Mr. BB King
Oh I’m free, free, free now
I’m free from your spell
And now that it’s all over
All I can do is wish you well….
Rest In Peace, BB King!
Bless you, B.B. King. The THRILL of you & your music is ETERNAL.
RIP B.B. King!
Thank you for the music!
Thank you Mr. King for the music.
It will live on forever.