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Celebrities React To The Death Of Blues Icon B.B. King

Eric Clapton, Slash, Queen Latifah and more remember the King of Blues

As the world comes to gripes with the massive loss of iconic bluesman B.B. King, celebrities from all facets of the entertainment world are paying homage to the man, who along with his trusty guitar "Lucille" changed music forever.

Eric Clapton shared memories of his dear friend and musical inspiraton with a Facebook post, referring to King as "a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music." From rockers to hip-hoppers, actors to singers — all paid respect to a music God who left an indelible mark on the millions of souls. The thrill is truly gone.

Thank you #BBKing pic.twitter.com/seXl5afcj9— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 15, 2015

"There’s going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight." —President Obama on the passing of #BBKing pic.twitter.com/GD2yY6vymV— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 15, 2015

BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. #RIP #BBKing pic.twitter.com/YvZYH8hyJE— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015

People call me a legend but when I think I think BB King. God rest your soul you will be missed. #RIP— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) May 15, 2015

R.I.P Mr BB pic.twitter.com/sljEeLgsmm— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) 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

Heard on the radio that #BBKing died … They played “The Thrill is Gone” & Jeffrey says “Mommy now that’s good music”… If only you knew #RIP— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) May 15, 2015

Love Live The King. #BBKing #KingoftheBlues pic.twitter.com/RJh7SqBBa6— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) May 15, 2015

What a brilliant man you were. One who will forever be noted as such an inspiration to millions globally, RIP #BBKing http://t.co/9G8NEYTmBT— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) May 15, 2015

Devastated by the passing of BB King. My favorite blues guitarist. & a truly wonderful man. RIP BB. pic.twitter.com/LUw5Ny76n6— Slash (@Slash) May 15, 2015

WE LOST A LEGEND... REST IN PARADISE #BBKING pic.twitter.com/9Ne5sx1Jz8— LAZER IS ON FXX (@MAJORLAZER) May 15, 2015

RIP BB KING

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