After the sudden death of his close friend and Hollywood Vampires band-mate, Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp is currently in a state of devastation. The legendary rocker and eight-time Grammy winner Jeff Beck passed away on January 10, after contracting bacterial meningitis, leaving Johnny Depp inconsolable and struggling to come to terms with the loss.
The two were also members of the Hollywood Vampires, a rock band formed in 2012. The band, which also includes Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, has been a source of great joy and fulfillment for Johnny Depp, who has often said that playing music is one of his greatest passions.
They both saw each other as Brothers rather than friends
Johnny Depp was particularly close to Jeff Beck, having met him while they were both working in the music industry. They formed a bond over their shared love of music and became close collaborators, working together on several projects over the years.
Most recently, Jeff Beck released a collaborative album titled 18 with Johnny Depp in July. During the release, the Sweeney Todd actor 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”
Jeff Beck too appreciated Johnny Depp’s friendship and company, saying,
“I haven’t had another creative partner like him for ages, He was a major force on this record. I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.”
The two had been working on new material for the Hollywood Vampires just before Beck’s death. The news of his passing was a shock to Depp, who was left inconsolable and struggling to come to terms with the loss of his dear friend. According to a source,
“They had a really tight friendship, they were extremely close and he got even closer over this past summer when they were touring together.”
Johnny Depp is struggling to cope with the loss
Depp’s recent drama with Amber Heard has also made this loss more difficult for him to cope with. The two had been in a highly publicized and tumultuous relationship for a couple years, which ended in a bitter divorce. Depp has been struggling to move on from this relationship and the loss of Beck has only added to his pain. Jeff Beck was his supporter and stood by him through thick and thin during the ttraumtic events.
Depp has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety in the past, and this loss has hit him particularly hard. He has been receiving support from his friends and family, including his Hollywood Vampires band-mates Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, who have been embracing him during this difficult time.
The source also stated
“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. And was by Jeff’s bedside -along with some other rock stars- before Beck’s death.”
The sudden death of the famous guitarist has left Depp devastated and inconsolable. The two were close friends and collaborators and the loss has hit him particularly hard as he is still trying to come to terms with his recent drama with Amber Heard. We as fans hope to see him in full enthusiasm and recover from this stage as soon as possible, but incidents like the death of a loved one need time to fade away and get used to.