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Jeff Beck’s final tour was with Johnny Depp after releasing joint album

Months sooner than his lack of life, Jeff Beck’s final tour gig was with actor-turned-musician Johnny Depp after the two turned shut friends in 2016.

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck died on the age of 76 on Tuesday after battling bacterial meningitis, his family and agent confirmed on Wednesday.

His family launched the devastating data on Twitter, writing: “On behalf of his household, it’s with deep and profound unhappiness that we share the information of Jeff Beck’s passing.

“After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family asks for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”

Months sooner than passing, Jeff collaborated with actor Johnny Depp and the two even launched a full album collectively.

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Jeff Beck’s final tour gig was with Johnny Depp

Jeff Beck’s final effectivity with Johnny Depp was at a tour gig in Reno, Nevada in November final yr.

The legendary rock star and the Hollywood actor first met in 2016 and bonded over “cars and guitars and spent most of their time together trying to make each other laugh.”

Depp wasn’t a newbie to the music world and he clicked instantly with the long-lasting guitarist as a consequence of their mutual pursuits.

In the six years that that they’d acknowledged each other, Depp and Beck collaborated on a lot of songs and even launched a joint album.

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They launched an album collectively

In July 2022, Beck and Depp launched their first and final mutual endeavor, a 13-track studio album titled 18. The album featured cowl songs and was launched by Rhino Records.

“When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity,” the British guitarist recalled, calling Depp a “kindred spirit”.

Beck added: “We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too.”

The music duo moreover launched a video to the first single from 18, This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr. They beforehand dropped their very personal mannequin of Venus in Furs.

Depp made a lot of shock appearances on Beck’s UK tour final summer season, collectively with in Sheffield and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Depp ‘devastated’ by Beck’s lack of life

A provide close to the pair knowledgeable People the Hollywood actor is “devastated” by the musician’s passing. As reported by the outlet, Depp “was by Jeff’s bedside” with completely different rock stars sooner than Beck handed away.

The insider talked about: “They had a extremely tight friendship, they had been extraordinarily shut, and he bought even nearer over this previous summer season once they had been touring collectively.

“The sickness came on really quickly and it all deteriorated rapidly in the last couple weeks.”

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