Remembering B.B. King: Celebrities React to Blues Icon's Death

The "King of the Blues" was 89 years old.

— -- Word of blues icon B.B. King’s death was met with sadness, as music fans celebrated his impact and legacy.

King, 89, was one of the music world’s most prolific acts. He performed a reported 15,000 times during his career.

For musician Orianthi, King served as an inspiration.

Chuck D of Public Enemy reflected on King’s impact in Memphis.

Country musician Lee Brice was also moved by King’s music.

King’s presence stretched far beyond the music world -- with actors, comedians, athletes and TV personalities reflecting on the life of the guitar legend.