Death of B.B. King

September 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada | Age 89

'King of the Blues' blues legend dies at 89
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By KEN RITTER, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

King's attorney Arthur Williams Jr. said Friday that King told him he wanted his funeral to be held in a church in Indianola, Mississippi, near the site where he worked picking cotton as a boy. Arrangements...

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