Tonight we've received some very sad news. Rockstar & Legend, Eddie Van Halen has passed away at aged 65 from a long battle with throat cancer.
In 2000 Eddie was receiving treatment for tongue cancer which involved removing a third of his tongue, he was declared cancer-free in 2002.
Sadly, in 2019 it was revealed that he had been battling with throat cancer over the previous 5 years.
His son, Wolfgang Van Halen, posted this statement on Twitter earlier tonight:
"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" - Wolfgang Van Halen
Alongside the statement, he posted this picture of his father Eddie;
Eddie has left behind a huge legacy for millions to admire & follow. He has inspired the masses, and his music will live on forever.
His band, Van Halen which he formed with his brother Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth & Michael Anthony in 1974. The band was known for hits such as Jump, Hot for Teacher, Everybody Wants Some!!, Running' With The Devil & many more.
Eddie Van Halen was known for his incredible guitar playing, insane stage presence & outright madness when performing live. Here is one of his greatest guitar solo's that fans still talk about to this very day:
Our favourite track from Van Halen is definitely jump, it is played daily here at Rock Lifestyle UK. It is a great shame that we'll never get to witness the incredible talents of Eddie Van Halen live on stage, but his legend will forever live on.
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