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There was an outpouring of emotion from fans and musicians inspired by The Thrill Has Gone star, including tributes from the likes of Eric Clapton and Hugh Laurie. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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BB King's casket arrived in Mississippi on Friday for a public wake ahead of the legendary musician's funeral service today.

The iconic singer and guitarist passed away in his sleep in Las Vegas earlier this month, and his hearse was seen as fans paid their last respects before he moved to his final resting place in what he considered his hometown.

Family and friends will say goodbye to the influential blues star in a private service following a number of more public tributes.

On Wednesday, thousands of fans came together on the streets of Memphis to celebrate BB King's life.