Jeff Beck – a profound guitarist, who rose to fame with the rock band The Yardbirds, broke the hearts of a lot of people as he passed away on January 10, unexpectedly. According to him, the music he played on his guitar was his way of speaking up against the greed, lies, and injustice prevalent in the world.
Jeff Beck was a beloved musician and fans were devastated to hear about this blow to the music industry. Not only was he a great artist, he was also one of Johnny Depp’s biggest supporter and closest friend. The two were recently on a tour together. As Johnny Depp struggles to face the unfortunate demise of his friend, fans on Twitter are showing their gratitude to Jeff Beck for always having his friend’s back.
Jeff Beck Was Always There For Johnny Depp
At this point, no one is unaware of the courtroom battle between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Since the allegations against Depp were extreme, the actor ended up losing out on a lot of projects including Pirates of the Caribbean. While a lot of people turned their back on Depp, Jeff Beck was the one to always be a shoulder to lean on for the actor.
Depp had stated once that if he was alive and happy, it was majorly owed to Beck and his wife, Sandra Beck. This goes on to say that the two had been through thick and thin together. Fans are flooding Twitter, expressing their thanks to the late guitarist for always being there for Depp, even when half the world was against him.
At a loss for words. I had the privilege of seeing this legend live on November 8th, 2022 with Johnny Depp. A man that looked out for him when Hollywood decided to turn its back on him. The energy that was felt that night was incredible. My heart is shattered. #JeffBeck pic.twitter.com/dgIXgcIlTv
— Gabby (@gbluebelle) January 11, 2023
Heaven has gained a shining star, and Johnny Depp has gained a guardian angel! 🌹
RIP Jeff Beck 😭 pic.twitter.com/YbjKvz78Ly
— Johnny Depp BR 🇧🇷 (@deppbrazilfc) January 11, 2023
Jeff Beck helped Johnny Depp get through a difficult time in his life. you can see how happy they both were on the stage, touring together and doing what they loved. not only Johnny, Jeff helped so many other, including me, get through it. I’ll forever miss him. forever a legend pic.twitter.com/CbrKRKFobR
— Beb ♡ Jamie (@BowerxDepp) January 12, 2023
There really was only one of him.
Rest in Peace, dearest Jeff Beck.
Thank you for your music. And thank you for giving Johnny Depp a home and a stage and being there for him when he needed a true friend.
Condolences to @jeffbeckmusic’s loved ones.#RIPJeffBeck pic.twitter.com/x0V82b0i3d
— 🏴☠️ Willy Wonka Matters 🏴☠️ (@wonkamatters) January 12, 2023
'There was a couple who very much helped to keep me alive, sane and happy through the weirdness and that was Jeff and Sandra'.
Johnny Depp talking about Jeff Beck and his wife Sandra 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/wsth4b1BtV
— Courts 🖤 (@JohnnyasR) January 11, 2023
The two are usually described as “musical soulmates” and Beck once introduced Depp stating , “He came knocking on my dressing room about five years ago and we haven’t stopped laughing since.” So while the world lost a music icon, Depp’s loss goes much deeper.
Johnny Depp is Devastated
On Twitter, Beck’s family released a statement confirming the news that he died from a sudden case of bacterial meningitis, adding that he passed peacefully. The family also requested for privacy to deal with the heavy loss.
“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 ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”
A source close to PEOPLE talked about the friendship between Beck and Depp and stated that the two got even closer while they were recently touring together. The source continued that Depp is completely devastated as he is still processing the news.
“They had a really tight friendship, they were extremely close, and he got even closer over this past summer when they were touring together. The sickness came on really quickly and it all deteriorated rapidly in the last couple weeks. Johnny is still processing this news. He’s devastated.”
PEOPLE’s source also revealed that Depp was by his friend’s bedside, along with other rock stars, before Beck passed away. We can only imagine how hard this news must be on Depp and Beck’s close ones. We wish them nothing but ease. Rest in Peace, legend!