BB King passes away

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The ‘King of the Blues’ guitarist and singer, BB King, has died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 89.

King was famous for hits such as Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby.

King was born in Mississippi and began performing in the 1940s. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He had recently been hospitalised with a diabetes-related illness.

BB King was once placed third on the list of top 100 greatest guitarists of all time in the Rolling Stones magazine, just below Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman.

King was awarded his 15th Grammy award in 2009 for his album One Kind Favor.

Even until recently, King performed in at least 100 concerts a year.

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