Video | 10 Year Old Toby Lee B.B. King Tribute
Decked out in a tiger suit, the young English guitarist played an inspiring performance of the 89-year-old bluesman’s most well-known song “The Thrill Is Gone.” Lee added the message, “Get Well Soon Mr BB King -Love from Toby. I hope you get to see this!” and received a response from King’s daughter Rita King, as well as guitarist Linda Ludwig who claimed to have shared the video with B.B.
Watch the young guitarist’s tribute below:
Earlier today, Rita and two of her siblings lost a court case they brought against B.B. King’s longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, in an attempt to take control of the ailing guitarists legal affairs. A judge ruled Toney would remain in control of King’s financial and legal matters, despite claims by the King children of elder abuse and theft of his savings by Toney.