President Obama & Celebs React to B.B. King's Death
B.B. King‘s death has saddened people around the world and now celebrities are paying their condolences via social media.
“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend. B.B. King was born a sharecropper’s son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee, and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world. No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues,” Obama said.
“Three years ago, Michelle and I hosted a blues concert at the White House. I hadn’t expected that I’d be talked into singing a few lines of ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ with B.B. by the end of the night, but that was the kind of effect his music had, and still does,” Barack added. “He gets stuck in your head, he gets you moving, he gets you doing the things you probably shouldn’t do—but will be always be glad you did. B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever. And there’s going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight.”
Click inside to read what celebrities are saying about B.B. King’s death…
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) May 15, 2015
Sad to hear B.B. King has left us. I loved collaborating with him, loved his music, & his spirit. He changed music forever. God bless him.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 15, 2015
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 15, 2015
Very sad. BB KING: Rest In Peace.. http://t.co/VHNZhg6H2l
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 15, 2015
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you" – RIP B.B. King (9/16/25 – 5/14/15)
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) May 15, 2015
The first time I got my heart broken, it was B.B. King's music that expressed emotions I couldn't. https://t.co/eyknamZd4L
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 15, 2015
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) May 15, 2015
Play a BB King song today & remember him! RIP Mr King & thanks for all the Great Music!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 15, 2015
— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) May 15, 2015
R.I.P. BBKING the Legend
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 15, 2015
Oh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.
— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) May 15, 2015
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) May 15, 2015
RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 15, 2015
B.B. King. My heart just broke into a million pieces. Not enough space to describe my feelings of the man. Legend, pure, real, teacher..
— Lee Brice (@leebrice) May 15, 2015
Rest with the angels, BB King. #RIP
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2015