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Hundreds Attend Funeral of B.B. King
   2015-05-31 13:55:03    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li Linxi

Swiss pianist Silvan Zingg (L) joins in to play at B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, Mississippi May 30, 2015. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, died in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015. He was 89. [Photo: cfp.cn]

  Hundreds of people attended the funeral of B.B. King on Saturday in the Mississippi Delta to celebrate the life of the blues singer and guitarist.

  King was 89 when he died on May 14 in Las Vegas.

  Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi was in attendance and paid tribute to the star's home roots.

  "This man walked with presidents, entertained them, met popes, travelled the world as our ambassador of blues from Mississippi."

  On Friday thousands of people attended an open casket viewing of the late singer's body at the B.B. King museum in the Mississippi Delta. A memorial service was also held on May 23 which was attended by Carlos Santana and Bon Jovi member Richie Sambora.

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