Music legends, rockers, pop and country stars remember B.B. King

Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Kelly Clarkson are just some of the music moguls who are remembering B.B. King

FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, musician B.B. King performs at the opening night of the 87th season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

(MEDIA GENERAL) – “A dear friend and inspiration,” wrote Eric Clapton about blues legend B.B. King. Clapton was one of many music icons who expressed their love for King’s life, and music.

King died Thursday night at 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care.

Kelly Clarkson wrote King’s music brought tears to her eyes. Brad Paisley wrote he loved collaborating with the legend. And, Peter Frampton called him “a great friend and amazing guitar player.”

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