P. Diddy and Justin TImberlake Instagram their Tearful Farewells to BB King

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:


#RIPBBKing You mean more to Memphis than words can say… #LegendOfBealeSt #KingOfTheBlues

A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on May 15, 2015 at 10:22am PDT


John Mayer:


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

A photo posted by johnmayer (@johnmayer) on May 15, 2015 at 11:09am PDT



B.B. King Born On September 16, 1925. Passed On May 14, 2015. Rest In Power. The Thrill Will Never Be Gone.

A photo posted by SHORTY (@sheltonjlee) on May 15, 2015 at 9:05am PDT


Shannon Dougherty:


#rip a legend is gone from us. #BBKing #blues

A photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on May 15, 2015 at 9:04am PDT


Randy Jackson:


O m g the king of the blues r I p. u gave us Everything with your music..thank you #rip #bbking

A photo posted by Randy Jackson (@randyjackson) on May 15, 2015 at 8:44am PDT


Sean “Diddy” Combs



A photo posted by Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) on May 15, 2015 at 2:56am PDT