Johnny Depp is honoring his late friend Jeff Beck at a tribute concert after the actor’s controversial appearance at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star stepped out on the stage to honor the legendary rock guitarist at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday.
Depp, 59, donned a loose white button-down with a design 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.
Johnny Depp returned to the spotlight one year after his bombshell defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. (JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/STEVE HELBER )
He received applause from fans for the opening night of his French film, “Jeanne Du Barry.”
Johnny Depp posed with fans and signed autographs at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. (Getty Images)
The inclusion of his film with Maïwenn has been largely criticized following Depp’s six-week trial involving his ex-wife in 2022. Depp accused Heard of defaming him in the 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she referred to herself as a domestic abuse survivor. She did not name Depp in the piece.
“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” Beck’s representative confirmed in a statement shared with Fox News Digital.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp embarked on a world tour to play their album “18.” (Venla Shalin/Redferns)
The men performed together over the summer, even amid the drama following Depp’s infamous defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard. They also embarked on a European tour.
Fox News Digital’s Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.