U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux
US blues legend BB King dies at the age of 89 (Reuters)

Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at age 89. The legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist, died in his sleep at 9.40pm (PDT) at his home this Thursday (14 May) in Las Vegas, his lawyer Brent Bryson said.

King has sold millions of music records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at sixth on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

The music legend was popular for blending human emotions in his music. "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions," King said in his autobiography "Blues All Around Me", written with David Ritz.

Meanwhile, celebrities have expressed grief over the death of the Blues legend.

Below are tweets from some celebrities in the entertainment industry:

R. I. P. B. B. King. ??

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