The blues legend B.B. King has passed away. He was 89 years old. He died in his home in Las Vegas on Thursday, said his attorney, according to the news agency AP.
King had recently returned home after a short stay in hospital, where he was treated for high blood pressure and diabetes.
His family in April confirmed that the singer was hospitalized, but her daughter later said that it was "much better". According to the daughter he was treated for dehydration caused by type 2 diabetes, a diagnosis doctors gave him over 20 years ago.
In October last year B.B. King had to cancel a tour after he became ill during a concert in Chicago.
Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925. Mississippi. He has been very important for blues music and has gradually distinguished himself as a musician, guitarist, songwriter - and producer.
Rolling Stone Magazine once named him the greatest living guitarist and the third largest ever - surpassed only by Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. Few are honored and hailed as King, among other things he has gained a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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