B.B. King, the legendary blues guitarist has died. He was 89.
King’s daughter told CNN that he passed away in Las Vegas where he was recently transported to receive hospice care at his residence in Las Vegas, NV.
The peerless 89-year-old “King of the Blues” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He has recorded more than 50 albums, though as claimed he “lost track a long time ago.” He’s sold millions of copies of them around them world, in addition to winning 15 GRAMMY awards in his lifetime—more than any other blues musician.
King famously played a Gibson guitar he nicknamed “Lucille” and was mentor to a number of guitarists including Eric Clapton. In spirit, he was a mentor to anyone who played.