Musician Jeff Beck dead at 78 following sudden illness


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Jeff Beck, the British guitar phenom who rose to fame with The Yardbirds, died Tuesday. He was 78.

“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday,” his family said in a statement posted Wednesday on Twitter.

“His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss,” the tweet ended.

The Post has reached out to a rep for Beck for comment.

Beck and Johnny Depp recently completed a tour in support of their 2022 album “18.”

“I was totally shocked to hear the very sad news of Jeff Beck’s passing. Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player,” tweeted Tony Iommi, founding member and guitarist for Black Sabbath.

“There will never be another Jeff Beck. His playing was very special & distinctively brilliant! He will be missed. RIP Jeff.”

This is a breaking news story. This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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