Mick Jagger is devastated by this loss

Jeff Beck, the man who redefined guitar music in the 1960’s, passed away at the age of 78.

The news of his sudden loss was shared by members of his closest family on Twitter.

“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” the statement said.

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

Regarded among the greatest of all time, Beck constantly pushed boundaries and was a central figure in the key development of rock music.

Throughout the course of his career, which spanned five decades, Beck experimented with new sounds and approaches, which brought freshness in the world of music.

This incredible musician’s passing brought devastation at his many fans and friends. Among them musician Mick Jagger who paid his tribute to Beck. They were close friends, and Jagger recalled asking Beck for help with the lead guitar parts on his first solo album, She’s the Boss, back in 1985.

“We have lost a wonderful man and one of the world’s best guitar players,” Jagger wrote on the social media.

Jimmy Page, who replaced Beck in Yardbirds, also paid a heartfelt tribute. “Jeff’s channeling abilities enabled him to access music from other levels. His approach is unique… When I say I’ll miss you greatly, I’m sure I speak for all your countless other fans,” Page wrote.

The influence Beck had on music and the mark he left can never be replicated. May he rest in peace.