Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, the co-founder of legendary rock band Van Halen, died Tuesday from complications due to throat cancer, his son confirmed. He was 65 years old.
“He was the best father I could ever ask for,” Wolfgang Van Halen wrote on Twitter. “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.”
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020
According to TMZ, Eddie Van Halen died at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, son, and older brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, by his side.
EVH is the reason I started All That Shreds Magazine. He leaves behind a legacy no other guitarist can compete with. Not Hendrix, Clapton, nobody.
EVH is the best there was, best there is, and the best there ever will be.
Rest in peace.