Lonely Planet Writer

Fans last chance to say farewell to B.B. King

Mural of BB King in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
Mural of B.B. King in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. Image by carnavalet / CC BY 2.0

For a few hours on Friday afternoon, fans will be able to pay their respects to the late musical genius B.B. King at a Las Vegas mortuary. The guitarist’s body will lie in state at the Palm Mortuary, west of the Strip, from 3-7pm before a private ceremony on Saturday and burial back in his home state of Mississippi next week. Read more: latimes.com