Johnny Depp honors Jeff Beck at tribute concert after controversial Cannes appearance
Johnny Depp pays tribute to his late friend Jeff Beck during a tribute concert after the actor’s controversial appearance at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star took to the stage to honor the legendary rock guitarist at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday.
Depp, 59, donned a loose white shirt with a drawing of his longtime friend Beck on the back of the shirt. He paired it with black pants and a blue cap over his long brown hair.
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He had a red bandana in his back pocket and completed his look with a pair of sunglasses.
Musicians such as Rod Stewart and Joss Stone also shared the stage during the Jeff Beck tribute concert.
Last week, Depp returned to the limelight a year after his bombshell defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
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He received applause from fans for the opening night of his French film, ‘Jeanne Du Barry’.
The inclusion of his film with Maïwenn was widely criticized following Depp’s six-week lawsuit involving his ex-wife in 2022. Depp accused Heard of defaming him in the 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she called herself a survivor of domestic violence. . She did not name Depp in the piece.
Maïwenn has also made controversial headlines recently.
The French actor-director has been accused of spitting on French journalist Edwy Plenel in a restaurant. Earlier this month, she confirmed the allegations.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, guitar legend Beck died after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was 78 years old.
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“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” Beck’s rep confirmed in a statement shared with Fox News Digital.
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“After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he passed away peacefully…His family asks for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”
Eight-time Grammy Award winner Beck released his latest studio album in July. It was a collaboration with Depp called “18”.
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The men performed together over the summer, even amid the drama that followed Depp’s infamous libel lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard. They also embarked on a European tour.
Fox News Digital’s Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.