B.B. King Dead At 89, Blues Musician Died At Las Vegas Home

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By Michael Lewittes

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B.B. King died in his home in Las Vegas on Thursday, Gossip Cop has learned. The Blues musician was 89.

Just two weeks ago, we reported he was briefly hospitalized after his daughter Patty, who lived with him, discovered his urine was discolored and he wasn’t eating. While in the hospital then, it’s believed he also suffered a minor heart attack.

King, however, was well enough to return home, where on Thursday he passed away in his sleep. An inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, King was known for his unique voice and his extraordinary guitar playing on his beloved Lucille. Best known for “The Thrill Is Gone,” he sold millions of records and influenced a generation of musicians across several different genres. Among his many honors, King was a 15-time Grammy winner, a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and the President Medal of Freedom.

Sadly, in the last few months of his life, King made headline because his daughter accused his longtime manager Laverne Toney of elder abuse and having allegedly swindled more than $20 million from the legendary guitarist. Gossip Cop’s thoughts and prayers go out to King’s family during this difficult time.

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