NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Blues Legend B.B. King performs his 10,000th concert at B.B. KIng Blues Club & Grill in Times Square on April 18, 2006 in New York City. King is a nine time solo Grammy Award winning musician who started his career in 1947.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)


B.B. King, born Riley B. King September 16, 1925, has died at the age of 89. He was known as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. A blues singer, songwriter, he won 15 Grammy Awards over a career that spanned 70 years.

Suffering from diabetes, he had been in hospice care in his Las Vegas home where he passed away on May 15th.