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B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

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By KEN RITTER
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta.

A day after more than 1,000 people turned out for a public viewing, a memorial will be held Saturday for the blues icon at a downtown funeral chapel.

King died May 14 at home in Las Vegas at age 89.

Some of his 11 surviving adult children are feuding with his longtime business agent, who's now executor of his estate.

But King's legacy remained the main focus on Friday.

His viewing drew generations of fans.

One was 83-year-old alto sax player Earl "Good Rockin" Brown. He remembers being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1990 at the same time as King.

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