Blues Legend B.B. Knig Passed Away In His Sleep Thursday Night At The Age Of 89
|Blues Legend B.B. Knig Passed Away|
In His Sleep Thursday Night At The Age Of 89
King, a 15-time Grammy winner, suffered from diabetes and had been dealing with declining health recently.
Last year at a Chicago concert he collapsed on stage, though he later issued a statement to fans blaming the scare on dehydration and exhaustion.
He’d also recently been in controversial hospice care at his Las Vegas home.
He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.
|B.B. King With Eric Clapton|
Fellow musicians paid tribute to King including blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who often played with him.
"BB King was the greatest guy I ever met," he wrote on Instagram
"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 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."