Legendary bluesman B.B. King passed away on Thursday at the age of 89.
The venerable guitarist performed well into his 80s, but suffered from diabetes and had been in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.
On Friday, musicians and colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to King. Check out a sample of the condolences below:
So sad to wake up this morning and hear the news about the passing of the great B B King.
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 15, 2015
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
My friend and ledgend BB King passed.. I'm so so sad….he was so great to me… We've lost the King….. My love and prayers to his family.
— RICHIE SAMBORA (@TheRealSambora) May 15, 2015
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015
Nobody lives forever but their music can.Thank you B.B.King for all those beautiful gems you gave us in your 89 years here. RIP
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) May 15, 2015
R.I.P. Mr BB King Grizz should also acknowledge this tomorrow at game. The man got his START right where the FEDEX Forum stands #MEMPHIS
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 15, 2015
RIP BB KING. A TRUE LEGEND
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) May 15, 2015
BB KING RIP pic.twitter.com/cQgoZT7lLB
— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) May 15, 2015
— Mike McCready (@MikeMcCreadyPJ) May 15, 2015
Obama statement on B.B. King pic.twitter.com/hDQ4A6rsWt
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) May 15, 2015