BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89-years-old. King died in his sleep in Las Vegas, according to his website. He was recently taken to the hospital and was receiving hospice care at his home. Known for his hits like "Lucille," "Sweet Little Angel" and "Rock Me Baby," the Mississippi native began performing in the 1940s and influenced generations of musicians along the way. Today the world lost one of the greatest musicians to ever live. Hip-hop reacts to the death of Blues Boy King.

RIP BB KING... FOREVER LEGENDARY. #ripbbking #bbking #lucille

A photo posted by BRAT (@sosobrat) on