Today is a very sad day for the music world. It’s been confirmed that music icon Eddie Van Halen has died as a result of throat cancer, he was 65.
The icon was a founder of his eponymous rock band Van Halen best known for larger than life songs like “You Really Got Me,” “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Jump,” “Panama,’ “Hot For Teacher” and countless others.
Eddie and the band forever left their mark on the world!
Their music touched so many of us, Van Halen has been etched into the fabric of our society and their impact can’t be underscored. This band created a moment in time we won’t ever forget.
EDDIE OVER THE YEARS
His son Wolfgang shared a touching memorial to his father confirming this heartbreaking news.
MESSAGE FROM SON
“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.”
Wolfgang Van Halen
I DON’T FEEL TARDY!
Van Halen passed away in Santa Monica earlier today.
He’s experienced several health issues over the years once diagnosed with cancer.
Van Halen was formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California by Eddie, his brother Alex, vocalist David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony.