B.B. King tells fans he's in hospice care.

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  1. Mack29

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    B.B. King is in hospice care, he told his fans on Facebook on Friday.
    "I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas," writes the blues legend. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers."
    The Clarion-Ledgerreports King was briefly hospitalized Thursday.
    King's daughter, Patty King, said her father wasn't eating and was dehydrated, so he was taken to the hospital for observation, according to local station KLAS-TV.

    Tests were performed on King and it was determined he might have suffered a minor heart attack, Patty said. King was released and returned home late in the evening.
    According to the Associated Press, Las Vegas police said an ambulance was summoned Thursday to King's address and a person was hospitalized following what was characterized as a dispute over medical care.
    The hospitalization was the second in a month for King, who was diagnosed with diabetes decades ago.
    Contributing: The Associated Press


    Best wishes, Mr. King.
     
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    Hospice means the end. The dude is a legend. :depressed:
     
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    love that dude's music. his was the last concert i took my favorite gf to. he played in the round. it was sweet.
     
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    He died this morning.
     
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    Exactly. Great player!
     
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    Black celebrities never seem to have easy exits. This one will be in the courts.

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    B.B. King
    Daughter Claims Elder Abuse
    Police Called in Dispute Over Care
    5/1/2015 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
    EXCLUSIVE
    [​IMG]Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized.

    TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating.

    She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B. -- refused, so Patty called police. Responding officers called in paramedics, who agreed B.B. needed to be checked out by doctors.

    89-year-old King was treated at the hospital -- and Patty says he suffered a minor heart attack. She also says this photo was taken during his brief stay, and she hopes the image will convince authorities something needs to be done to protect him.

    Patty and her boyfriend filed a police report last November ... claiming elder abuse, and burglary. They accused Toney and her assistant of fleecing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding his medications while on tour -- and jacking several Rolexes and a ring valued at $250k.

    Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed yet.

    We've reached out to Toney for comment, but so far no word back. Patty says she's meeting with her attorney to discuss wrestling power of attorney away from Toney.



    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/05/01/bb-king-abused-hospitalized-elder-abuse-daughter/#ixzz3Yvvq68D8
     
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    Not according to the rest of the world.
     
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    Legend!
     
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    I got to meet him. My only autograph and my only picture with a "star". He liked my camera.
     
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    Guy lived 1 hell of a life.
     
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    Open up them Gates we got 1 more entering, heaven will have 1 hell of a band.
     
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    He is a living legend.
    God bless and amen to you B.B. :pray:
     
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    And I always thought his collaboration with U2 was cool:

     
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    Very sad. :crying: Saw him in concert twice. Great performer.
     
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    I saw him in concert a few times and got to meet him once around 2002. Incredibly nice guy. I hope he goes peacefully. With 20+ kids I'm sure it's gonna be a helluva fight for his estate.
     
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    I can only imagine that battle.
     
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    Good vibes and prayers sent to the King. He's the man.
     
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    The King of the Blues.
     
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