Credit: Kevin WestenbergBlues legend B.B. King died Thursday at the age of 89 after years of ill health. Understandably, the music world is reacting to his death and mourning the void he’ll leave in music. Here’s a round-up of some the online reactions from the rock world:

Ringo Starr: “God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax”

Gene Simmons: “Very sad. BB KING: Rest In Peace..”

Hayley Williams: “Noooo. Rest in peace. Can’t believe it.”

Bryan Adams: “RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect”

Buddy Guy: “This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart. BB King was the greatest guy I ever met.”

Lenny Kravitz: “BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. #RIP #BBKing”

Peter Frampton: “RIP BB King you are loved by all!”

Richie Sambora: “My friend and legend 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.”


Nikki Sixx: “Nobody lives forever but their music can.Thank you B.B.King for all those beautiful gems you gave us in your 89 years here. RIP”

Hozier: “Can’t express how saddened I am to hear of the passing of B.B. King. A huge legend and inspiration, so thankful for him. Rest in Peace.”

Joe Perry: “So sad to wake up this morning and hear the news about the passing of the great B B King.”

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