Singer-guitarist B.B. King, the “King of the Blues” the music’s best-known international ambassador, has died. King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT. His attorney said he died Thursday in Las Vegas.
King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine put King third in its list seeking the “Greatest Guitarist of All Time.” He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 for the album “One Kind Favor.”
He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for One Kind Favor.
Riley B. King known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. In 1990, King was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush. In 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.