Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz and More Remember Blues Legend B.B. King

Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz and More Remember Blues Legend B.B. King

bb kingBlues legend B.B. King died on Thursday evening at the age of 89 and celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate the musician’s life.

King’s health had been declining over recent years, with the guitarist being hospitalized in April with symptoms of dehydration. And last year, King, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago, was forced to cancel a string of tour dates due to his ailing health.

He passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home, according to his lawyer. Ringo Starr was among the first to offer his condolences, Tweeting: “God bless BB King peace and love to his family.”

“Sad to hear B.B. King has left us,” wrote Brad Paisley. “I loved collaborating with him, loved his music, & his spirit. He changed music forever. God bless him.”

Lenny Kravitz added a tender tribute of his own, writing: “BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one.”

Read on for more celebrity reactions:

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you” – RIP B.B. King (9/16/25 – 5/14/15)

– Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) May 15, 2015

The first time I got my heart broken, it was B.B. King’s music that expressed emotions I couldn’t. https://t.co/eyknamZd4L

– Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 15, 2015


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