Bluesman Eddie Kirkland dies at 88 |

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Bluesman Eddie Kirkland dies at 88


Eddie-KirklandImage Credit: Dave Peabody/Redferns/Getty ImagesBlues legend Eddie Kirkland, 88, was killed in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 27 after his Ford Taurus turned into the path of a Greyhound bus while attempting a U-turn, the Associated Press reports. The 13 passengers on the bus were not harmed. Kirkland, however, was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died. The Alabama native, who was referred to as “Gypsy of the Blues,” led Otis Redding’s band years ago and also worked with Little Richard, among other legends.