Music icon B.B. King has passed away this week at the age of 89, leaving a legendary legacy and celebrity fans in shock.
According to reports, King’s life came to an end last night (May 14) in Nevada.
Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. (CNN)
King’s unexpected death sent handfuls of celebrities to their Twitter pages to pay homage.
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) May 15, 2015
— LeToya Luckett (@LeToyaLuckett) May 15, 2015
— Yolanda Adams (@YolandaAdams) May 15, 2015
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) May 15, 2015
— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) May 15, 2015
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) May 15, 2015