Yesterday (January 11th), the rock world was hit with the sad news that revered guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck has died. He was 78. The news of the eight-time Grammy-winning guitarist's death was confirmed by his family, who revealed that he passed away the day before after a short battle with bacterial meningitis.
Since the news broke, famous friends and fans have been sharing memories and tributes to Beck — including heavy-metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne, who recently worked with the guitar hero on the title track off his latest album, 2022's Patient Number 9.
"I can't express how saddened I am to hear of @JeffBeckOfficial's passing," Ozzy commented in a statement on social media. "What a terrible loss for his family, friends and his many fans. It was such an honor to have known Jeff..." See his full post below.
I can’t express how saddened I am to hear of @JeffBeckMusic’s passing. What a terrible loss for his family, friends & his many fans. It was such an honor to have known Jeff & an incredible honor to have had him play on my most recent album, #PatientNumber9.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) January 11, 2023
Long live #JeffBeck pic.twitter.com/hG6O9tzfij