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Remembering B.B. King

Weirdly, the news of B.B. King’s recent passing did not spark in me the immediate sadness or regret I might have expected. It wasn’t just because news reports suggested he had died on his own terms—at home, in hospice care—or because, at age 89, he had lived a life of fullness and success far beyond […]

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Blues great B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, one of the greatest bluesmen to ever live, has died at age 89. King had been suffering from health issues related to diabetes, and was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas. King, wielding his signature instrument “Lucille,” was widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. The distinctive style […]

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B.B. King hospitalized with dehydration

Blues legend B.B. King has been hospitalized, his representatives have confirmed to the Los Angeles Times, with an undisclosed ailment. TMZ is reporting that King was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital this weekend due to complications from Type II diabetes, but no further information regarding King’s condition or location has been confirmed. King, 89, has […]

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