King, known for his hits My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas
Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2.
Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health in recent months
He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.
Fellow musicians paid tribute to King and thank him for great company, inspiration and for being a good friend…
#ThankYou for the #Music!!! legendary never to be forgotten…..BB KING R.I.P