Blues legend B.B. King dies in Las Vegas

So many people will be singing the blues today as the news spreads that the one and only B.B. King has died.

Fox News reports:

B.B. King, the legendary blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

Attorney Brent Bryson told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. local time at his home, where he had been in hospice care. Bryson added that funeral arrangements were being made.

Although King had continued to perform well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy winner suffered from diabetes and had been in declining health during the past year. He collapsed during a concert in Chicago last October, later blaming dehydration and exhaustion.

 

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20 thoughts on “Blues legend B.B. King dies in Las Vegas

  1. Andylit says:

    The King is dead, long live the King. His musical legacy will live on forever.

    1. Tommy Tomhan says:

      I really liked BB and went to see him when I think he was 82. He was very entertaining, funny and after the show signed autographs for a little while. I will miss him.

  2. lestref says:

    The “thrill” truly is gone. RIP BB.

  3. imbog says:

    Never heard of him ??

  4. Today22011 says:

    Music is something we can all appreciate and agree on.

  5. timothyf7 says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful music and the class in which it was presented. I’m just grateful for all the joy and pleasure you brought to my life. Rest in peace and know that you added to millions of lives. Not many people can say that.

  6. Doug says:

    Did Lucille survive him?

  7. Clarrissa Zamora says:

    Rest in Peace.

  8. teaman says:

    This old southern white man will truly miss B.B. King as I have missed other great black performers, such as Brook Benton! I have all their records and many, many more! Nobody can do the blues like black folk and I think God for your talent!

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