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Jeff Beck: Legendary Guitarist Passes Away of Bacterial Meningitis at Age 78

Suzanne Rothberg

Beck toured with fellow musician-actor Johnny Depp this past fall and played at the crown jewel in Port Chester at The Capitol Theatre in October 2022

Johnny Depp with his guitar hero Jeff Beck on tourPhoto byTwitter

Fans of the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck were shaken to the core to learn that the legendary guitar icon Jeff Beck passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at age 78 of bacterial meningitis. He just toured with musician-actor Johnny Depp and performed at the Port Chester's famous rock palace The Capitol Theatre back on October 7 & 8 2022. The two were best buddies and the music world lost the best iconic guitar virtuoso the world ever had. Johnny himself will never be the same. His fans and Johnny didn't see his sudden passing coming. The music world mourns one of the greatest iconic guitarists in our history.

Jeff Beck was born Geoffrey Arnold Beck on June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Surrey England. He's been married to his wife, Sandra Cash since 2005 until his death.

Here's Johnny reminiscing about his guitar hero and the times spent with Jeff and his wife, Sandra on Twitter:

Jeff has performed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY a total of 6 times. October 2022 marked the first time ever the two iconic musicians performed together locally at the legendary rock palace.

An outpouring of tributes from fellow celebrities like Johnny Depp, Mick Jagger and Ozzy Osbourne, flooded Twitter, Facebook, and all social media and media outlets:

Beck was a member of The Yardbirds before venturing into a solo career. He was a brilliant keen innovator and experimented with jazz, rock, fuzz and distortion and subgenres of psych-rock and heavy metal over the course of his career. He's an eight-time Grammy winner and the recipient of the Ivor Novello award for outstanding contribution to British music. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds. Here's a YouTube video of Jeff and Johnny performing live on stage at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

"His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss,"

His representative stated in The Guardian, "His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss."

Jeff Beck will be missed by his family, friends and fans.

Geoffrey Arnold Beck

June 24, 1944-January 10, 2023


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