BB King – “King of the Blues” Dies at 89

B.B. King

The “King of the Blues” guitarist and singer BB King has died aged 89. King, known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians, and working with Eric Clapton and U2.

Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months. He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness and was taken into hospice care.  Check out just a few of his more memorable video clips below…

Photo by Marc Lacatell

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