Guitarist and singer BB King, died in his sleep in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.
Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2.
He was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness.
His death was announced on Facebook by his daughter, Claudette, who posted: “It is with great sadness that we relay that Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89.” She added: “Please remember him in your heart.”