Renowned American guitarist and co-founder of the Rock band ‘Van Halen’ Eddie Van Helen has died after battling cancer.
Eddie Van Halen, 65, was being treated for throat cancer.
Sources reported that he had been in and out of the hospital in the past year and recently received chemotherapy.
His rock band Van Halen were popular for their song Jump, which was a major hit in the US in 1984.
His son Wolfgang announced the news about his death. He also paid tribute to him on social media.
Wolfgang said that he was the best father he could ever ask for.
“Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift,” Wolfgang, who became Van Halen’s bassist in 2006, wrote.
“My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”
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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.
Some rock’s biggest names have extended condolences to – the “Mozart of rock guitar” on social media. Gene Simmons called him a “Guitar God”.
Van Halen’s frontman David Lee Roth posted a black-and-white photo of himself beside his former bandmate, writing: “What a long, great trip it’s been“.
Oh man, bless his beautiful creative heart. I love you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a true rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break through to the other side my brother. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/XpcTlPJq9A
— Flea (@flea333) October 6, 2020