Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King passed away last night of complications of diabetes. He was 89.
The son of a Mississippi sharecropper, King's musical career spanned more than six decades. King was never far from his Gibson guitar, Lucille. He first named his guitar in Lucille after a fight and a fire broke out a club he was playing in Arkansas in 1949. King escaped the fire, but realized he left his guitar behind and risked his life to retrieve it. The following day he found out that two people had perished in the fire and the fight started over a woman named Lucille. He thus christened his guitar Lucille "as a reminder to never do anything as stupid as fight over a woman or enter a burning building again."