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BB King passes away, respected by peers

The King is dead. B.B. King that is. The 89-year-old blues legend passed away in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 after a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes.

Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton recorded a touching video expressing his condolences.

BB King a dear friend and inspiration to me….

Posted by Eric Clapton on Friday, May 15, 2015

While the coaches of The Voice on NBC covered King’s 1969 hit, The Thrill is Gone.

Unfortunately, it seems that many don’t know the difference between B.B. King and Ben E. King, famous for his ballad Stand By Me, who passed away April 30th.


However, as one Twitter user mentioned…