By EW Staff
Updated May 15, 2015 at 02:12 PM EDT
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Legendary blues musician B.B. King died in his Las Vegas home Thursday night at the age of 89. Now ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons—who inducted King into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—has provided a statement about King’s passing:

Gibbons also wrote a tribute to King’s guitar playing for Rolling Stone‘s list of best guitarists.