A true icon left us yesterday with the passing of blues guitar giant B.B. King at age 89. Perhaps one of the most influential musicians of all time, his death was marked, as they are these days, with posts on Instagram. From across the entertainment world, musicians, actors and directors felt drawn to sharing their grief on the social media platform.
Here are some of the photos that touched us this morning.
From Justin Timberlake:
What a sad day, and a monumental loss. BB King's life was in and of itself a time capsule, and a yardstick for modern music history, most of which played out under his watch. Some people, they seem to hold a certain governing time and space together, and when they pass, you just know the facts, the recollections, the details…they're left to fend for themselves. But the facts about BB will never fade: he was a pioneer in the inception of electric blues music and he was its grand ambassador generations later. He will forever inspire guitar players to argue (successfully) that less is more, that heart will always win over mind. Whenever your heart hurts and you don't know if you have it in you right then and there to make sense of it, put on some B.B. King and feel what happens. Today, B.B.'s music is going to do something it's never done before: help us through the blues we have from losing him. Goodbye, B… John
Sean “Diddy” Combs