Legendary Van Halen Guitarist Eddie Van Halen Passes Away

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. According to TMZ, the guitarist died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA earlier today (October 6) surrounded by his wife Janie, his son Wolfgang, and his brother Alex. Wolfgang issued the following statement:

“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.”