Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck, who died at the age of 78.

The cause of death was reported as bacterial meningitis, according to a statement from Beck's representatives.

Beck was known for his virtuosic guitar playing and innovative approach to the instrument, which earned him widespread acclaim and a dedicated fanbase throughout his nearly six-decade long career.

He began his career in the 1960s as a member of the Yardbirds, a band that also featured guitarists Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, before embarking on a solo career in the 1970s.

Throughout his career, Beck released several critically acclaimed albums and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and Beyoncé.

He was also a frequent guest on other artists' albums and tours, lending his guitar talents to the likes of Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

Beck's contributions to the world of music were widely recognized, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, and again as a solo artist in 2009.

Following the news of Beck's death, tributes from fellow musicians and fans have been pouring in on social media.

Beck's death is a huge loss to the music industry and his fans all around the world. His unique guitar playing and his innovative approach to music will always be remembered and celebrated.