Fans say their final farewell to blues legend B.B. King the service began with friends and family filing past King’s open coffin, the lid of which had an image of his guitar Lucille embroidered inside.
President Barack Obama said the blues had “lost its king” and that America had “lost a legend”.
“No one worked harder than BB,” his letter continued. “No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues.
“BB may be gone but that thrill will be with us forever. And there’s going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight.”
RIP King of the blues