Rock ‘n’ roll icon Jeff Beck is dead at 78.
A statement posted to the musician’s Facebook page says Beck died Tuesday, after a sudden battle with bacterial meningitis.
Often known as a “guitarist’s guitarist,” countless artists have citied Beck as an influence.
Beck was born south of London, England and in the early 60s, bounced from group to group.
He would find major success in the middle of the decade, as a member of the Yardbirds.
In the years since, Beck has been known for his diverse and wide-ranging solo career, which incorporated elements of funk, jazz, blues– even opera.
He’s also one of a select group of music legends who’ve been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
In 1992, he was inducted as a member of the Yardbirds. His second ceremony happened in 2009, when he was honoured for his solo work.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Beck on Facebook