Report: B.B. King Viewing in Las Vegas, Burial In Mississippi
May 18, 2015 at 12:43 PM (PT)
A public viewing of the late blues guitar legend B.B. KING will be held in LAS VEGAS before his body will be sent home to MISSISSIPPI for burial, according to a report in the NEW YORK POST.
KING's business agent LaVERNE TONEY said the viewing will take place on FRIDAY, MAY 22nd, from 5p-7p (PT) at PALM MORTUARY WEST. There won't be a memorial service, but fans can see KING's open casket.
A private family funeral will be held at the larger PALM MORTUARY CHAPEL in downtown LAS VEGAS 11a (PT) on SATURDAY, MAY 23rd.
Another, more public funeral and burial, will take place next week in KING's hometown of IDIANOLA, MS.
KING died of complications from diabetes last THURSDAY at his home in LAS VEGAS, MAY 14th, with music fans and artists the world over offering their tributes.