Funeral held for B.B. King

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Hundreds of people packed a church in B.B. King’s native Mississippi for the service, a day after more than 4,000 people filed past his open casket at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Miss.

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INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — President Barack Obama is among those offering tributes today to B.B. King. In a letter read at King’s funeral, Obama said, “The blues has lost its kingand America has lost a legend.”

Hundreds of people packed a church in King’s native Mississippi for the service, a day after more than 4,000 people filed past his open casket at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola.

King was 89 when he died May 14 in Las Vegas. At his request, his body was returned to his native Mississippi for a final homecoming.

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