Eddie Van Halen, a revered guitarist and co-founder of rock band ‘Van Halen’, has died aged 65 following a battle with cancer.
Eddie Van Halen, an American and Dutch citizen, had been receiving treatment for throat cancer according to reports but died on Tuesday night according to his family.
According to TMZ, the guitarist had been in and out of hospital since 2019 and recently underwent a round of chemotherapy.
His band, Van Halen, were best known for their song Jump, which hit the top of the US charts in 1984.
His son Wolfgang took to his Instagram page on Tuesday night October 6, to pay tribute to him, saying he was the best father he could ever ask for.
“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. Wolfgang, who became Van Halen’s bassist in 2006, wrote.
”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.”
He also wrote on Instagram,
Van Halen is survived by his son Wolfgang and his wife Janie Liszewski, whom he married in 2009.
Source: Jide N.