Eddie Van Halen Mourned By ‘Heartbroken’ Rockers, Family

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When news arrived of the passing of Eddie Van Halen, fellow rock stars, family, and band mates began paying tribute to the legendary guitarist. Van Halen, 65, died Tuesday (October 6) after battling throat cancer.

His son, Wolf Van Halen, wrote in part, “He was the best father I could ever ask for.” His ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, wrote in part, “I will see you in our next life, my love.”

Both of Van Halen’s prominent lead vocalists, David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, penned brief tributes.

Former Van Halen bass guitarist Michael Anthony wrote on his Instagram, “No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family.”

Pete Townshend told Rolling Stone: “He was not just an innovative and stylish player with great taste, he was also a laidback virtuoso showman who just blew us all away every time. Every shredder today has lost their Master Teacher and Guide. His smile was just classic. A man in his rightful place, so happy to be doing what he did.”

Joe Walsh released this statement: “Eddie was a one of a kind guitarist and human being. He was a master at his craft, a peer I was in awe of and a friend I loved. I am deeply saddened by this news and Marjorie and I send his family our deepest condolences. The world will be dimmer – and quieter – without him.”

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  1. j.C.
    #1 j.C. 6 October, 2020, 23:28

    The passing of Eddie to Heaven has left a void in the World, his legendary guitar virtuosity will be with us eternally. Thank you forever, Edward.J

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