Jeff Beck, the legendary guitarist, has passed away.

According to his family, Jeff Beck, a legendary rock star, died at age 78.

Rock fans worldwide are mourning after the iconic guitarist died on Tuesday, January 10, at a hospital near his home in Surrey, England.

His family confirmed the news in an Instagram post, saying he had developed bacterial meningitis unexpectedly.

“It is with deep and profound grief that we communicate the news of Jeff Beck’s loss on behalf of his family,” the tragic statement posted on January 11. They shared a snapshot of the English rock performer on stage with a white electric guitar.