Stars honor B.B. King’s legacy

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“The thrill is gone” is the sentiment felt by many around the world mourning the loss of blues legend B.B. King. As previously reported, King died on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 89.


Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed King’s death to NBC News Friday. Earlier, the musician’s attorney, Brent Bryson, stated that King died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. King’s death follows just two weeks after news broke that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.

King had 15 biological and adopted children of whom family members say 11 survive. In honor of King’s legacy, celebs like Ringo Star, Diddy, Lenny Kravitz and more share their condolences via social media. Six-time Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Chicago Blues legend Buddy Guy wrote:


“This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart.
BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings … man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin’ world. He could play so smooth, he didn’t have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.
I’ll miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.
All my love,
Buddy”

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