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B.B. King

B.B. King


Famous as :

Blues singer

Birth Name :

Riley B. King

Birth Date :

September 16, 1925

Birth Place :

Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA

Spouse :

Martha Lee Denton (Nov 11, 1944 - 1952), Sue Carol Hall (June 04, 1958 - 1966)

Claim to fame :

Single "Three O'Clock Blues" (1951)

Latest News

B.B. King Laid to Rest Following Funeral Mass in Mississippi

May 30, 2015 22:40:22 GMT

A funeral for was held Saturday, May 30 at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in his "spiritual hometown" of Indianola, Mississippi. Hundreds of fans including Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant paid their final respect to the late blues icon before he was laid to rest.

B.B. King's Daughters Deny Allegation They're Looking for Money With Poisoning Claims

May 28, 2015 02:51:41 GMT

Things get uglier between 's daughter and his business manager Laverne Toney. King's lawyer has accused the late singer's daughters Karen Williams and Patty King of trying to get money by making the foul play allegations against his manager and his personal assistant Myron Johnson.

B.B. King's Body Examined by Coroner After Foul Play Allegations

May 26, 2015 01:15:33 GMT

's body was examined by coroner on Sunday, May 24 after his daughters Karen Williams and Patty King claimed their father was "poisoned" and "murdered" by his manager Laverne Toney and his personal assistant Myron Johnson. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed on Monday that autopsy had been performed on B.B. but the result would not be available for up to eight weeks.

Funeral Arrangements for B.B. King Unveiled

May 21, 2015 07:19:04 GMT

Funeral arrangements for the late have been revealed. A public viewing has been scheduled for next Saturday, May 29 at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola beginning from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. A funeral service is slated to be staged the following day, May 30 at the Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Details Announced for B.B. King's Public Viewing, Memorial, and Funeral Services

May 19, 2015 08:33:11 GMT

A public viewing and private service for family members of the late will be held this coming Friday, May 22 at Palm Mortuary West in Las Vegas. Mortuary manager Matthew Phillips confirmed there wouldn't be be a memorial service during viewing, but people would be able to see King's open casket. The viewing is set to be held from 3 to 7 P.M. with a private memorial service for family and close friends planned for 9:30 - 10:50 A.M. and a service officiated by Pam Mason set for 11 A.M.

Dozens of Celebs Pay Tribute to Late Blues Legend B.B. King

May 15, 2015 12:30:28 GMT

A number of Hollywood celebrities have paid their tribute to the late who passed away at his Las Vegas home on Thursday, May 14. Among the stars who celebrated his life were , , , , as well as Orlando Jones.

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 in Las Vegas

May 15, 2015 06:57:51 GMT

has died at the age of 89. Citing his attorney Brent Bryson, The Associated Press reports that the blues legend passed away peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 P.M. PDT on Thursday, May 14 at his home in Las Vegas.

B.B. King Says He's in Hospice Care at His Home

May 02, 2015 01:16:35 GMT

is in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas. The "Blues Boys Tune" singer posted a note on his website on Friday, May 1, "I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers."

B.B. King Leaves Hospital, Feels Much Better

April 08, 2015 03:41:57 GMT

After reportedly being hospitalized, 89-year-old guitarist headed home on Tuesday, April 7. On his official Facebook page, he posted a statement, "I want to thank everyone for their concern and good wishes. I'm feeling much better & am leaving the hospital today."

B.B. King Hospitalized in Las Vegas due to Diabetes

April 07, 2015 03:33:16 GMT

's representative tells TMZ that the 89-year-old King of Blues is hospitalized at a medical center near his home in Las Vegas. King was rushed to the hospital over the weekend of April 5 reportedly because of an emergency related to his diabetes. His daughter Claudette, however, says he "is much better."

Blues Legend B.B. King Cancels Tour Dates due to Dehydration and Exhaustion

October 06, 2014 01:47:54 GMT

has canceled the remaining dates on his tour after he fell ill following a concert at Chicago's House of Blues on Friday, October 3. According to a statement on his official website, the blues legend was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.

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