In the days before Jeff Beck passed away on January 10 from bacterial meningitis, Johnny Depp visited him at his hospital bedside. Johnny recently visited Jeff while he was ill, according to a source close to the 59-year-old actor, Hollywood Life reports.
Jeff was one of his closest pals, so right now he is completely beside himself. He was almost like family to him, and the days they spent together would always be cherished.
Johnny saw his sick pal before he passed away, according to PEOPLE magazine, which broke the news first. In the article, it was mentioned that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor paid Jeff a visit “together with some other rock stars.” Johnny has not yet issued a comment in a formal capacity.
The source said he is “still digesting this terrible loss,” They were very close and had a very strong friendship, the source added to PEOPLE. “He got even closer over the course of this past summer when they were touring together.” He is upset, they added, adding that “The sickness came on pretty suddenly and it all deteriorated drastically in the previous couple weeks.”
While working on their collaborative album 18, which was released on July 15, Johnny and Jeff spent a considerable lot of time together in 2022. In addition to a music video starring both men, the first single, “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr,” also had the song. After winning his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny toured with the musician weeks before the album’s release and surprised fans at a number of his gigs.
Since last summer, Johnny has opened out about what it was like to collaborate on an album, and he has already expressed his affection for his close friend. During that time, the Kentucky native remarked, “It’s an unbelievable honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now fortunate enough to call my brother.
Beck further stated that they both loved each other because it had been “decades” since he had a companion as creative as Johnny. On this record, he was a significant force. At the time, Jeff added, “I just hope people would take him seriously as a musician because it can be difficult for some people to realize that Johnny Depp can sing rock & roll.
Beck’s family said that he passed away on January 10 in a tweet posted on his official Twitter account on January 11. The statement acknowledged, “On behalf of his family, we convey the news of Jeff Beck‘s loss with deep and profound regret.” He peacefully went away yesterday after unexpectedly developing bacterial meningitis. While they process this, his family requests privacy.