Carlos Santana Says B.B. King Was ‘One of a Kind’

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Carlos Santana remembered his fellow guitar hero and inspiration as a young musician, B.B. King, who died Thursday at 89, in a statement to TIME on King’s life and legacy.

I am deeply saddened by the passing of “The Chairman of the Board,” B.B. King. He is now on the other side with Bob Marley, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and many others. His one of a kind sound was an inspiration to an entire generation of musicians, including myself. He will be missed by millions of fans and by countless musicians. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the King family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Santana joins Barack Obama, Eric Clapton and many others in mourning the death of a legend.

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