The King of Blues, guitarist and singer BB King, died. He was 89 years old.
He influenced a generation of rock guitarists and was one of the world’s best guitarists. King performed in at least a hundred concerts a year.
Recently, he had an illness and people took him to hospital. Earlier this month, he said on Facebook that he was in hospice care at home. He died in his sleep in Las Vegas.
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