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BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89

14 May 2015

The “King of the Blues”, guitarist and singer BB King, has died aged 89.

King, known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2.

Rated as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months and was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.

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