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Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At Age 89, Celebrities Honor Him On Twitter

Some incredibly sad news to report today. Blues legend B.B. King has died at the age of 89, Clark County, Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg confirms. According to the report, King died just before 10:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Back on May 1, fans of the legendary musician discovered he had been living in home hospice care in Las Vegas, thanks to a personal message posted on his website. King’s attorney, Brent Bryson, says he died peacefully in his sleep. He had 15 biological and adopted children, 11 of which are still alive, according to family members.

King was born back in 1925 in Mississippi, and was raised by his grandmother after his mother died. His first album was released in the 1940s, and he went on to inspire millions of people throughout his career.

But who inspired King to play guitar? It was his pastor. King told PBS the following…

I wanted to be like him. … I wanted to be just like him. People used to tell me when I was younger that I played a lot like him.

Thanks to his incredible talent and hard work, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. And you won’t hear any arguments when you say that he was one of the greatest guitarists of all-time.

Check out how the stars are reacting on Twitter…

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