89 years old B B King, the mythical musician accumulated health concerns since last year . He died Friday in Las Vegas , leaving behind an incredible career .
This is his lawyer, Brent Bryson , who announced the sad news : blues legend has died in Los Angeles on Friday . The information was confirmed by his daughter Patty King, with CNN. B B King was hospitalized earlier this month in Las Vegas after dehydration problems , she said.
Riley B. King was born in 1925 in Mississippi , at a cotton plantation . The guitarist was also the author of the tube The Thrill is Gone.
Like many blues artists , it is through the gospel song that the young King made contact with the music. He had bought his first guitar at age 12, and it is in Memphis in 1940/1950 year that his career was begun .
During his career, he made the mythical compositions as You Know I Love You, Woke Up This Morning , Please Love Me, When My Heart Beats like a Hammer, Whole Lotta Loving , You Upset Me Baby , Every Day I Have the Blues, Sweet Sixteen , Three O’Clock Bluesou encorePlease Accept My Love . But it was The Thrill is Gone , recorded in 1969 , which will ensure it a worldwide success . Many rock artists have claimed his influence , including the Rolling Stones or Eric Clapton.
Tributes showered since the announcement of his death on social networks , although it was dark in the United States .
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
Devastated by the passing of BB King. My favorite blues guitarist. & a truly wonderful man. RIP BB. pic.twitter.com/LUw5Ny76n6
— Slash (@Slash) May 15, 2015
HITMAKER BLUESMAN LEGEND ..RILEY ‘BB” KING IS GONE .BUT THE THRILL LIVES ON.. .R.I.P “BB” 1925-2015 ..PEACE AND… http://t.co/l9V1MS6Yuv
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) May 15, 2015
— PulledApartByHorses (@PulledHorses) May 15, 2015
— LAZER IS ON FXX (@MAJORLAZER) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 15, 2015