Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley: Stars Mourn Passing of B.B. King

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Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, and more took to social media on Friday to mourn the passing of blues legend B.B. King. The guitar player died in his sleep on Thursday at the age of 89.

B.B. King had long suffered from type 2 diabetes, having been diagnosed more than 20 years ago. He had experienced a number of health issues in recent months, and was hospitalized in April for dehydration. King was forced to cancel a string of tour dates due to his poor health.

A lawyer for B.B. King said Ringo Starr was among the first of many to offer his condolences.

Starr expressed his sadness via Twitter.

Country singer Brad Paisley followed Ringo Starr's lead, tweeting the following.

Lenny Kravitz followed suit, sharing his thoughts on the blue legend's death via Twitter, too.

Despite the differences in the types of music Ringo Starr, Brad Paisley, and Lenny Kravitz perform, there's no doubt they've all been inspired by B.B. King's talent and channeled it into their own work at some point in their careers.

It was less than five months ago when Ringo Starr was sharing his condolences for the passing of Joe Cocker via Twitter as well.

Surely as word spreads that B.B. King has died, Ringo Starr and the rest of those expressing their thoughts and feelings over his passing will reach an unfathomable number. Whether part of the music world or not, most everyone knew of and loved the musician.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.