Eddie Van Halen, guitar icon, dies at 65
Edward Van Halen has died at the age of 65. The legendary Van Halen guitarist and songwriter’s death was first reported by his son, Wolfgang, in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday evening.
“I can’t believe I’m having to write this,” the statement read. “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.”
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020
Van Halen was first diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2000, but last year revealed he was suffering from throat cancer for which he was receiving treatment.
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