B.B. King Dies: Celebrities Mourn on Social Media
The Mississippi bluesman and father of Lucille touched many lives.
B.B. King, the Mississippi guitarist who indelibly influenced rock and blues music, died on Thursday. He was 89.
King's music touched millions around the world, so little wonder the outpouring of heartfelt grief, emotion and respect on social media was almost immediate.
THR gathered together some celebrity reactions from the worlds of music, film, TV and beyond.
Rest with the angels, BB King. #RIP— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King. You were a true legend! https://t.co/mYRG2rltSL— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) May 15, 2015
BB KING RIP pic.twitter.com/cQgoZT7lLB— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) May 15, 2015
Sad news about the legendary BB King. Lucille won't be singing tonight.— midge ure (@midgeure1) May 15, 2015
B.B. King. My heart just broke into a million pieces. Not enough space to describe my feelings of the man. Legend, pure, real, teacher..— Lee Brice (@leebrice) May 15, 2015
RIP BB KING,never be another.— Tyson Beckford (@TysonCBeckford) May 15, 2015
rip B.B. King— Earth, Wind & Fire (@EarthWindFire) May 15, 2015
Rest in Peace, Mr BB.KING.The game should acknowledge that tomorrow at FEDEX Forum same street area that launched him pic.twitter.com/zCzyJyY3Qs— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 15, 2015
Oh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King #BluesLegend— E L James (@E_L_James) May 15, 2015
R.I.P. BBKING the Legend— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 15, 2015
The Greatest Bluesman & Guitarist Ever Has Died! Rest in Peace BB King! Lucille is silenced forever! pic.twitter.com/EO0szDVsrE— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) May 15, 2015
Play a BB King song today & remember him! RIP Mr King & thanks for all the Great Music!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 15, 2015
This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart. BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The… https://t.co/HGk9zGdXDc— Buddy Guy (@TheRealBuddyGuy) May 15, 2015