King of Blues B.B. King Dies at 89

The music industry is mourning over the passing of another legend. B.B. King, known to many as the King of Blues, died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his lawyer confirms.

King had recently returned home after a short stay in hospital, where he was treated for high blood pressure and diabetes. This was his second hospital stint in a month.

King, who has lived with diabetes for more than 20 years, cancelled remaining shows on his 2014 tour last October after falling ill in Chicago.

He is said to of died peacefully in his sleep.

Born in Mississippi as Riley B King, he is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In 1987, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. King also won 15 Grammy Awards, his last coming in 2009 for his album 'One Kind Favor.'

King's top hits include "Lucille," "Sweet Black Angel" and "Rock Me Baby."

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