Jeff Beck Dies at 78: Johnny Depp Was by His Bedside & Is ‘Totally Devastated’ by His Death, Claims Report

Legendary musician Jeff Beck passed away at 78 after suddenly contracting an aggressive disease.
When he died, Johnny Depp was by the bedside of his “brother” Jeff Beck.

Jeff Beck profoundly impacted many celebrities who mourn him in heartbreaking tributes.

Jeff Beck, the legendary British guitarist from The Yardbirds, has passed away and left the music world shocked. He passed on on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, in hospital. His family issued a statement to announce his death.

Following the announcement, tributes from fans and colleagues began to pour in for the musician as people remembered what an excellent guitarist he was and the impact he made on so many people.

The family’s statement mentioned that they were profoundly saddened by the musician’s death and confirmed that he had passed away after contracting bacterial meningitis and his health “rapidly deteriorated.” They then requested privacy as they overcame the “tremendous loss.” He is survived by his wife, Sandra.

Beck became a famous guitarist in the band “The Yardbirds.” He took Eric Clapton’s place in the group in 1965. A year later, he formed The Jeff Beck Group. The band comprised musicians like Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

The Jeff Beck Group released two albums. However, the band broke up before long. Beck then joined the Vanilla Fudge band before recreating the Jeff Beck Group with different members.

Apart from recreating his group again, Beck also had a successful solo career and released three albums; “Blow by Blow,” “Wired,” and “Loud Hailer.” Beck also earned two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

His first induction was in 1992 as a member of the band, and his second induction was earned in 2009. In July, Depp and Beck released an album together. Reflecting on the tour, Depp said:

“It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother.”

Depp and Beck had done a few shows to mark the release of their album, and had grown much closer during that time. For this reason, Beck’s death truly broke Depp.

How Did Depp React to “Brother” Beck’s Death?

Depp and Beck have been friends for most of their careers. The pair have shared a close bond since their first meeting and have often talked about how much they value their friendship.

Depp has not shared his feelings about Beck’s death, but it is known his world is shattered. A source close to Depp said he has been heartbroken because they had grown so much closer recently.

Depp was at Beck’s side when he passed away, along with some other close friends and family. Sources close to Depp say he is taking his time to process the news of Beck’s passing in his own way.

Before his death, Beck spoke fondly of Depp, talking about how talented he was and how much fun he had working with his friend on the new album.

How Did Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, and Other Celebrities Pay Tribute?
When news of Beck’s passing broke on January 10, 2023, many celebrities and fans paid tribute to the musician. Many of them took to Instagram to share photos and memories
Rod Stewart shared a photo of himself and Beck posing together. Stewart is standing behind Beck, with his hands on Beck’s shoulders. Stewart reminisced about being part of the Jeff Beck Group and called Beck the “greatest.”

Ozzy Osbourne shared two photos of himself, Beck, Ronnie Wood, and Slash. Osbourne shared his upset, saying how upset he was by the loss and how he felt for Beck’s family.

Mick Jagger shared a Facebook video that showed them performing together and said that Beck was one of the best guitar players of all time. He then said Beck would be sorely missed.

Jamie Lee Curtis took to Instagram to share her feelings on losing Beck. She said her husband had broken the news to her, and she was immediately upset. She thanked Beck for the music he had given to the world and said he would be missed.

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