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BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89

‘King of the Blues’ legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.

King, known for his hits My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2.

Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months.

He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.

Source: BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89 – BBC News

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