Influential rock guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78, family says By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rock guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Grammy Foundation’s Starry Night gala honoring Sir George Martin in Los Angeles, California July 12, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser


(Reuters) – Jeff Beck, the influential genre-bending English guitarist who rose to fame with the Yardbirds before later embarking on a solo career, has died at the age of 78, his family announced on Instagram on Wednesday.

He passed away on Tuesday, the family said.