Legendary Guitarist Jeff Beck dead following Brief Illness

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, who played with the Yardbirds, was named one of the top 5 guitarists of all-time by Rolling Stone, and influenced generations of guitarists, has died at age 78.

Jeff Beck, performing at UPAC in October 2022. Photo by Mickey Deneher

The news was shared on Instagram today in a statement from Beck’s family.

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.

via Jeff Beck Instagram

Beck was also the frontman for Jeff Beck Group, and

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