Born in Mississippi in 1925, B.B. King is one of the most influential blues singers in America and is a prolific guitarist and song writer.
You've probably heard his work in the form of My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby and nearly anyone who has picked up a guitar can site him as an influence.
B.B King died in his sleep today in Las Vegas due to some diabetes-related illness.
King has been inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and toured non-stop up until very recently, often performing more than 100 concerts a year.
B.B. King is nothing less of a legend, and he will be sorely missed.