B.B. King’s Death: Reactions on Twitter from Music Artists, Celebrities and Public Figures

May 15, 2015

The death of B.B. King, the legendary blues artist at age 89 has brought forth an outpouring of reactions on Twitter as fellow music artists, celebrities and public figures express condolences, share tributes and memories. Here is a roundup of what is being said of the beloved music icon.

B.B. King

The sad news broke on Friday, May 15th that B.B. King had passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. It had been previously reported widely that he had entered hospice care. Family members confirmed the death to multiple news outlets, and a statement was also posted on King’s official Web site, taking as its title one of his signature songs, “The Thrill Is Gone.”

The scope of his influence is immeasurable, as he was one of the last of our pioneering blues artists who brought this uniquely American art form from the Mississippi Delta to the entire world. Despite advancing age and illness, B.B. King continued to perform up until a few months before his death. As news of the passing of this giant in the music world spread quickly. Many hashtags on Twitter began to trend, #RIPBBKing and #BBKing in particular.

As social media is our gathering place for times of such sorrow, music artists, celebrities, public figures and fans alike shared their thoughts on the passing of a legend.

Here is a roundup of what is being said.

Reactions to the death of B.B. King continue to pour in, as continue to be trending topics on Twitter and many continue to share their thoughts, memories, appreciation and love for the legend who sadly is no longer with us.

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