BB 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.
His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 pm, PDT. He said funeral arrangements were under way.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed the death.
He is known for songs including The Thrill Is Gone and There Must Be a Better World Somewhere.