Guitar Icon Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65 due to complications from Cancer. Doctors Discovered EDDIE VAN HALEN's Cancer Had Moved To His Brain And Other Organs. In recent years Eddie had been absent from the music world while undergoing treatments and his passing leaves a huge loss in the music world.
Eddie's son Wolfgang 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.”
Tributes pour in from the world of music:
Apex talent. An unparalleled titan in the annals of rock n roll. One of the greatest musicians in the history of mankind. Rest In Peace, King Edward
ALEX SKOLNICK (Testament)
There have been many big losses in the music world but few that just stop you in your tracks, leave you speechless and basically unable to function #RIPEddieVanHalen
REX BROWN (Former Pantera Bassist)
I’m really at a loss for words, but my condolences go out to the Van Halen family..
May the King of Gtr RIP.
TONY IOMMI (Black Sabbath)
I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen. He fought a long and hard battle with his cancer right to the very end. Eddie was one of a very special kind of person, a really great friend. Rest In Peace my dear friend till we meet again.
FLEA (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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.
NIKKI SIXX (Motley Crue)
Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You changed our world. You were the Mozart of rock guitar. Travel safe rockstar.
Sebastian Bach (former Skid Row singer)
Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart were just too good for 2020.
We all are
My heart is broken
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
I just heard about Eddie Van Halen and I feel terrible about it. Eddie was such a great guitarist and I remember how big Van Halen was, especially here in L.A. Love and Mercy to Eddie’s family & friends.
Legendary guitar and musical innovator Edward Van Halen. 1955-2020. Heaven will be electric tonight.
Tommy Thayer (KISS)
So sad to hear this
Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.
We will miss you. #fuckcancer
GARBAGE (Shirley Manson)
Eddie Van Halen - Rest in Rock.
GOD BLESS EDWARD VAN HALEN • 1955 - 2O2O • tBLSt SDMF
This is a very hard one to take for so many of us...his influence and his music will go on forever, thank you for everything Eddie Van Halen RIP
Another legendary musical innovator gone too soon. #RIPEddieVanHalen
John Corabi (former Motley Crue)
This one sucks big time!!!!! R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen!!!! You took what Hendrix gave us, and created an even bigger legacy!!!! You will be sorely missed, and I’m glad to have met you and hung out together!!!!! Can 2020 just go the fuck away!!!!
Gene Simmons (KISS)
My heart is broken. Eddie was not only a Guitar God, but a genuinely beautiful soul. Rest in peace, Eddie! ...Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Cancer
Paul Stanley (KISS)
Oh NO! Speechless. A trailblazer and someone who always gave everything to his music. A good soul. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and sad. My condolences to Wolfie and the family.
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Just when I thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has passed. So shocking- One of the nicest, down to Earth men I have ever met and toured with. A true gent and true genius. RIP. So sad.Thoughts go out to his brother Alex, and his family.
Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.