Long Career Inspires Legions of Artists
B.B. King, who rose from humble roots to become king of the blues over his long career has died from complications related to diabetes. He was 89. (Photo: Publicity)
, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues worldwide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89.