Blues Legend BB King Dies Aged 89

Society » OBITUARIES | May 15, 2015, Friday // 09:22
Bulgaria: Blues Legend BB King Dies Aged 89 A file picture dated 05 July 2002 shows US blues legend B.B. King posing next to a statue dedicated to him in Montreux, Switzerland, before the opening of the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival. EPA/BGNES

Guitarist and singer BB King has died at the age of 89, international media report.

His lawyers say Riley B King (as his full name was) died in his sleep, according to Fox News.

BB King has been a source of influence to a generation of musicians, selling millions of records worldwide.

Throughout his life he has been handed out a total of 15 Grammy awards, tha last one in 2009.

Despite age, it wasn't until long ago that BB King embarked on many concerts and tours across the US and other countries.

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