9/26/1925 - 5/14/2015
The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of B.B. King
LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."
But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care.
Although he kept performing well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy winner suffered from diabetes and other problems. He collapsed during a concert in Chicago last October, later blaming dehydration and exhaustion.