B.B. King’s death on May 14 left his fans devastated. Now, celebrities from the music, television and movie world – even President Obama – have come together to mourn and celebrate the legendary musician.
With a career that spanned over sixty-years, the music of B.B. King touched a countless number fans. So, when the music legend passed away at age 89, celebrities – from Kelly Clarkson, 33, to Ringo Starr, 74, to President Barack Obama, 53 — had to express their sorrow and appreciation for BB’s amazing life!
B.B. King’s Death: Celebrity Reactions To Iconic Bluesman’s Passing
B.B King’s died in his home on the evening of on May 14. The singer and guitar slinger had suffered Type II diabetes for over 20 years and had been hospitalized in April due to a diabetes-related emergency. While fans hoped he would recover, things turned to the worse and the world lost one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
Stars from all walks of life took to Twitter to express their appreciation of B.B. They were sad that he was gone but happy for a chance to know the man and his music.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 15, 2015
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
When I heard B.B. King for the first time he was singing The Thrill Is Gone. The way he played & sang brought tears to my eyes. #RIPBBKing
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) May 15, 2015
It’s 2:30am. I just found out BB King has left us. I am taking a shot. And I’ll be blastin him tonight to ease my blues.
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) May 15, 2015
B. B. King. 🙏🐾✨🌟🌸🌹 https://t.co/E1kZYYyTbM
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 15, 2015
RIP BB KING. We lost one of music’s brightest stars, one sure to keep shining bright for generations to come. #BBKing
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 15, 2015
Play a BB King song today & remember him! RIP Mr King & thanks for all the Great Music!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 15, 2015
Noooo. Rest in peace. Can’t believe it. https://t.co/bN3uzgvaud
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 15, 2015
Sad to hear B.B. King has left us. I loved collaborating with him, loved his music, & his spirit. He changed music forever. God bless him.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 15, 2015
How sad! We’ll miss you, B.B. Share your own B.B. King thoughts and tribute messages below, HollywoodLifers!
— Jason Brow