B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King died in Las Vegas on Thursday (May 14). He was 89 years old.

His daughter, Patty King, announced two weeks ago that her father was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.

Known as the “King of the Blues”, his career spanned over six decades, during which he wold millions of records, and influenced a younger generation of rock and blues musicians, such as Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Sheryl Crow and John Mayer.

King also won 15 Grammys, including his most recent for his 2009 album One Kind Favor, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.