Eddie Van Halen has died from throat cancer at the age of 65
Legend Eddie Van Halen Dies Age 65 From Cancer: The guitarist, who co-founded Van Halen, died at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica on Tuesday with his wife, Janie by his side. Along with his son Wolfgang and Alex, his brother. He had been battling cancer in secret for many years.
Afterwards, his son Wolfgang said on Twitter.” 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.”
Also, 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.’ It was reported last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2000. And had been traveling between the USA and Germany for five years for treatment.”
Initially, Eddie had formed Van Halen in 1972 with his brother Alex as the drummer, Michael Anthony on bass and David Lee Roth as singer.
Eddie was considered one of the best guitarists in the world if not the best will be sadly missed in the rock world.
“He didn’t play the guitar – he made it sing.” Motorhead’s former lead guitarist Phil Campbell said tonight from his welsh home to Global247news.
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