Legendary Guitarist, Eddie Van Halen Dies At 65
Dutch-American born legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen has passed on.
Eddie reportedly died on October 5 after a long battle with throat cancer. His son Wolf Van Halen announced the death of Eddie on his Twitter page. He wrote;
I can’t believe I’m having to write this but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning.
He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift.
My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.
I love you so much, Pop.
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020
The Rock and roll star has battled with health issues in the past including hip-replacement surgery in 1999, tongue cancer in the early 2000s, a history of drug and alcohol abuse that led him to enter a rehabilitation facility in 2007, and surgery for diverticulitis in 2012.
Eddie was born in the native town of Amsterdam in the year 1955 and was raised in California city where he formed his first rock band.
He has appeared on 12 studio albums and has sold more than 80 million records and five multi-platinum albums within the space of five decades. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.