, the Mississippi guitarist who indelibly influenced rock and blues music, died on Thursday
. He was 89.
King's music touched millions around the world so little wonder the outpouring of heartfelt grief, emotion and respect on social media was almost immediate.
THR gathered together some celebrity reactions from the worlds of music, film, TV and beyond.
BB King celeb reax
BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. #RIP #BBKing http://t.co/YvZYH8hyJE
Rest with the angels, BB King. #RIP
RIP BB King. You were a true legend! https://t.co/mYRG2rltSL
BB KING RIP http://t.co/cQgoZT7lLB
Sad news about the legendary BB King. Lucille won't be singing tonight.
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..
RIP BB KING,never be another.🙏🏾
Rest in Peace, Mr BB.KING.The game should acknowledge that tomorrow at FEDEX Forum same street area that launched him http://t.co/zCzyJyY3Qs
RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect
#RIP #BBKing. A true Gentleman and Music Icon. Because of you sir "The Thrill will Never be Gone"… https://t.co/j9G66icXXl
Oh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.
The Greatest Bluesman & Guitarist Ever Has Died! Rest in Peace BB King! Lucille is silenced forever! http://t.co/EO0szDVsrE
What a brilliant man you were. One who will forever be noted as such an inspiration to millions globally, RIP #BBKing http://t.co/9G8NEYTmBT
Play a BB King song today & remember him! RIP Mr King & thanks for all the Great Music!!
BB King #RIP #TheThrillisGone #Chingon http://t.co/agKValaXsh
This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart.
BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The… https://t.co/HGk9zGdXDc
God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax😎✌️🌟💖
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.
When I heard B.B. King for the first time he was singing The Thrill Is Gone. The way he played & sang brought tears to my eyes. #RIPBBKing
R.I.P to one of if not thee greatest blues musicians B.B. King... http://t.co/q2z37CoqkF
Lucille is sad today. The Thrill is Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P. B.B. King❤️❤️ http://t.co/9b3FbGtYCK
RIP 2 one of our Fathers in this culture of music, art and Entertainment, The Legendary God Send, Mr. B.B.King. Rest in Power King...
RIP B.B. King = legend of the blues #crossroads
Can't express how saddened I am to hear of the passing of B.B. King. A huge legend and inspiration, so thankful for him. Rest in Peace.
R.I.P. B.B. King. His records have always & will always have a place in my soul and my home. Thank you. https://t.co/lrcdgJlMk2
🙏🏿RIP to The Legend that will always #BE. Mr. B.B. #KING .. His Thrill Lives ON !!!! And We Thank #GOD for Him. 🙏🏿 http://t.co/fpy1DH0MrU
RIP to a Blues Legend... B.B. King
R.I.P B.B. King - u were a true living legend and a total badass
See Eric Claton's touching tribute to the late singer: