Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65.
His son, Wolfgang Van Halen posted the following on Twitter:
“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.”
According to doctors, Eddie’s cancer had spread to his brain and other organs.
Last January, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, a friend of EVH said, “Ed’s a once- or twice-in-a-century kind of guy. There’s Hendrix and there’s Eddie Van Halen. Those two guys tilted the world on its axis.”
Rest in Peace to one of the most innovative and talented guitarists we’ve been blessed to exist with.