Rock singer Alice Cooper has opened up about the death of Jeff Beck, just a day after his funeral in London.
“I’m so sorry to see Jeff Beck go,” the musician told Clive Davis at the pre-Grammy Gala. “Jeff Beck was my favorite guitar player of all time. And I only saw him two weeks before that happened.”
The 78-year-old British rock star died after a short illness.
“After a sudden bout of bacterial meningitis, he passed away peacefully yesterday. His family has requested privacy as they grieve this tremendous loss,” a representative said on Jan. 11.
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“I mean, it was surprising to me,” Cooper repeated.
The 75-year-old was last seen playing with Johnny Depp in concert.
A source close to Depp confirmed that he was “at Jeff’s bedside” with “a few other rock stars” before his death.
“They were playing in Phoenix. And he was great. I mean, I didn’t see — I didn’t see anything. It must have been too soon,” Cooper said of the last time he saw Beck.
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“The funeral was actually in London yesterday, so we couldn’t do it,” Cooper revealed. “We’re in rehearsals for our next show right now,” he added of his 150-city tour with his band Alice Cooper.
“I’ve never felt better in my life, and this is the greatest. [reason]” he said, pointing to his wife Sheryl Goddard.
“We’ve been married for 47 years.”
Goddard, 66, notes that “true love” is the secret to a successful marriage.
“She likes me, I don’t know why, but she likes me,” Cooper joked.
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