After a long battle with cancer, Eddie Van Halen has died on Oct. 6, 2020.
Eddie has been battling cancer for well over a decade. Selama waktu itu, he’s been in and out of the hospital over the past year.
A source from Hallen’s family says that he died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica Tuesday. November lalu, he got treatment int the hospital for intestinal issues and recently underwent a round of chemo.
Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie’s ex-wife and mother to their only child, Wolfgang, posted a heartbreaking tribute to the rock star.
She called him “my love” and gave thanks that she was there with him in his last moments. Known that his wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli, and Alex, Eddie’s brother, and drummer.
Wolfgang that mourned writing, “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. Dia menambahkan, “I love you so much, Pop.”
The health of the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, went massively downhill. And the doctors discovered that his lung cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs.
Untuk 5 tahun, Eddie was flying between the US and Germany to get radiation treatment.
Though he was a heavy smoker for years, he believes he developed throat cancer from a metal guitar pick he used to frequently hold in his mouth more than 20 bertahun-tahun lalu.
Eddie was considered one of the best and most influential guitarists of all time. Eddie formed the classic rock group in Pasadena in 1972 with his brother, Alex, on drums, Michael Anthony on bass, and David Lee Roth singing.
Eddie served as the main songwriter on their self-titled debut album in 1978, which launched the group into rock superstardom in the ’80s.