B.B. King Dies At 89
Blues icon B.B. King has died at the age of 89, following a 20-year battle with diabetes.By Katherine Biek | May 15, 2015
Blues singer and musician B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89, according to his daughter Patty King.
King was recently rushed to the hospital after suffering from a diabetes-related emergency. The singer has been battling the condition for over 20 years. (Video via PBS)
Born Riley B. King in 1925, King left work on a plantation to pursue a music career in Memphis. According to King’s website, the singer’s “first big break came in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio program.”