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The Music World Has Lost a Legend – “King of Blues” BB King Passes Away at 89



BB King

Legendary American  singer, songwriter and guitarist, BB King, popularly regarded as “the King of Blues” has passed away at age 89.

According to BBC, the fifteen-time Grammy Award winner had been hospitalized for a diabetes-related ailment, and  had been suffering ill health in recent months. He died in his sleep on Thursday in Vegas.

King is known for popular hits including Rock Me Baby, Lucille, and Sweet Black Angel.


Photo Credit:AP/ Rogelio V Solis/Washington Post

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  1. Anon

    May 15, 2015 at 8:46 am

    He was the “Blues.” Rest in peace. Amen.

  2. Mz Socially Awkward...

    May 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

    “They don’t make ’em like they used to…”

    What a legend. He will be missed but his music legacy lives on.

  3. Dee-USA

    May 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    There’s no end to the laundry list of musical geniuses and icons this equally genius and iconic musician performed with. Hearing him on the guitar is just priceless! R.I.P BB King!

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