Eddie Van Halen dies at 65 after battling cancer

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen has reportedly been pronounced dead after an extended battle with cancer.

Eddie may be a legendary guitarist who died at the age of 65 on Tuesday at St John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, US.

The news was made known by his son, Wolfgang on social media

According to news reports, his son Wolfgang, his wife Janie, his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli and his brother and drummer, Alex, were by his side when he passed on.

Wolfgang said Eddie lost his long and “arduous” battle with cancer on Tuesday morning.

Wolfgang, who is Van Halen’s bassist, posted a pic of his father and captioned it:

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“I can’t believe I’m having to write down this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the simplest father I could ever invite. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a present .”

“My heart is broken and that I don’t think I’ll ever fully get over this loss. I really like you such a lot, Pop.”

Many of his fans, celebrities, and other musicians have taken to their social media to pay tribute to the legend.

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