Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King died late Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89.
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Hailed as the “King of the Blues,” King was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 on a Mississippi cotton plantation. Introduced to music through gospel, King ascended through the ranks as one of the greatest blues artists of all time. The 15-time Grammy winner seemingly never retired, continuing to perform for over seven decades. King had been suffering from diabetes and was recently in hospice care.