Eddie Van Halen died of laryngeal cancer at the age of 65.
Legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen lost a long battle against illness on Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
TMZ His 11-year-old wife, Johnny, was by his side, reporting that he had his brother and Van Halen drummer Alex and his son Wolfgang.
Doctors reportedly discovered that his laryngeal cancer had spread to his brain and other organs last week.
Van Halen bassist Wolfgang, 29, announced the news on Twitter, saying Eddie was “the best father I’ve ever asked for.”
Eddie has been fighting laryngeal cancer for over a decade, but only last year it became apparent.
Brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen formed a legendary band in 1972 and were offered a recording contract by Warner Brothers Records in 1977.
By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts on the album at the time. 1984 5 times more than platinum thanks to hits like Jump, Panama And wait.
In January 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Eddie’s guitar style has had a huge impact on the music industry, and Rocker introduced two-handed tapping techniques to the mainstream in the late ’70s.
He also played a spectacular guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s 1982 blockbuster. get lost, At that time, there was no credit, only for beer.
“I did it in favor,” Eddie later admitted. “According to the other members of the band, the manager, and everyone else, I was completely stupid. I wasn’t used. I knew what I was doing. I want to do it. Unless there is, I will not do anything. “
Tributes from entertainment industry artists have already been poured into the god of guitar.
The world has lost one of the greatest inspirations ever to learn icons, innovators, showmen, masters, master songwriters, and perhaps how to play the guitar. It hurts to hear Eddie Van Halen’s death. Our love, condolences, and best wishes for his family, friends, and fans. #RIP pic.twitter.com/pGhPUXRzyb
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) October 6, 2020
Two of the best times of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. Great musician, yes-also a funny and lovely guy who will be terribly missed. Send love to Johnny, Wolf, Alex, and everyone who loved him.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 6, 2020
This is very difficult for many of us … his influence and his music will last forever, thanks to all Eddie Van Halen RIP #EVH https://t.co/AZRUyj1xll
— Taylor Momsen (@taylormomsen) October 6, 2020
When Eddie Van Halen was asked to solo on the thriller “Beat It,” he didn’t want credit or payment because everything was too complicated. He just asked the beer case and MJ to give him a dance lesson. pic.twitter.com/FXcOWSPABz
— Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) October 6, 2020
This smile highlighted my life as a teenage girl in the 80’s.
— Kelli Russell Agodon (@KelliAgodon) October 6, 2020
Originally released as Eddie Van Halen, who died at the age of 65