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BB King Has Died at 89

The King of Blues has passed away. Music icon BB King was recently hospitalized following complications with diabetes, and died last night at the age of 89. A blues pioneer, King is largely recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, and he wrote several major hits over his 70-year career. Eric Clapton was one of the many musicians to post tributes following the news. In a video, Clapton said, “I want to thank him for all the inspiration and encouragement he gave me as a player over the years, and for the friendship that we enjoyed … He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music” …

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