According to a report from the Associated Press, legendary blues musician B.B. King has passed away at the age of 88. King’s attorney did not reveal the cause of death.
The King is dead, long live The King!
Addio B.B. King pic.twitter.com/uPptRhZ25h
— Umbria Jazz ® (@UmbriaJazz_OFC) May 15, 2015
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015
King passed away in Las Vegas.
Two weeks ago, King was placed in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. Known as “king of the blues,” King has had an impact on a number of today’s top musicians, who have taken to social media to send out their condolences and remember the star.
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
Sad to hear B.B. King has left us. I loved collaborating with him, loved his music, & his spirit. He changed music forever. God bless him.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 15, 2015