BB King Club Security Head Dies

Jerome “Big Pa” Washington, head of security at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City, died while hospitalized in Brooklyn September 20th, according to the venue.

Washington, 44, interacted with most of the artists, tour managers, grips and other tour personnel that visited the club and was known for his “gentle giant” personality.

Cause of death was undetermined at press time.