Hundreds of music fans have taken to Twitter to share their condolences, following the death of blues legend B.B. King.
A lawyer for the blues legend confirmed his death on Friday morning, and among the many messages, are a number of posts from King’s famous collaborators and admirers.
During his 70 years in the music business, King inspired and enthralled countless fans, and there has been an outpouring of kind words following the sad news of his death.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr is among the celebrities paying tribute, as are Lenny Kravitz and Gene Simmons.
It’s not just stars from the music world who’ve taken to Twitter though, and actor Hugh Laurie and ‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L James are also among those who’ve shared messages.
See their touching tributes below…
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
My friend and ledgend BB King passed.. I'm so so sad....he was so great to me... We've lost the King..... My love and prayers to his family.— RICHIE SAMBORA (@TheRealSambora) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King #BluesLegend— E L James (@E_L_James) 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
Oh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) 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
Sad News, Goodbye to the great BB KingMay 15, 2015
#BB King- the most wonderful Blues singer and Guitarist I suggest everyone gets one of his records to hear true soul and spirit— Will Young (@will_young31) May 15, 2015
It's 2:30am. I just found out BB King has left us. I am taking a shot. And I'll be blastin him tonight to ease my blues.— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) May 15, 2015
Very sad. BB KING: Rest In Peace.. http://t.co/VHNZhg6H2l— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 15, 2015
BB KING RIP pic.twitter.com/cQgoZT7lLB— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King. A legendary guitarist who has influenced many over his time.— Max Helyer (@Maxmeatsix) May 15, 2015
Sad day for music. Vale BB King. One of the true legends.— The Temper Trap (@thetempertrap) May 15, 2015