b.b. king Death: Blues Legend Dead At 89

b.b. king Death: Blues Legend Dead At 89

Los Angeles – B.B. King died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT.

After the cancellation of the remaining eight shows of his 2014 tour due to health problems, King announced on October 8, 2014 he was back at home to recuperate.

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On May 1, 2015, after two hospitalizations caused by complications from high blood pressure and diabetes, King announced on his website that he was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He died there on May 14 at 9:40 P.M. PST.

A Message From B,B,"I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas.Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers."B.B. King

Posted by BB King on Friday, May 1, 2015

King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.