It is with sadness we report that Mr. BB King passed peacefully in his sleep at 9:40pm Pacific Time on May 14 2015. Mr. King was 89.
Mr. King was a legend in blues guitar playing but also won the hearts of rock and rollers influencing such artists as Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. His live performances never stopped until he entered hospice care this year, 2015. You can a performance of one of his greatest hits, The Thrill is Gone. It is gone indeed - rest in peace BB, you'll be sorely missed in Chicago and the world.