The loss of Eddie Van Halen will no doubt be affected by the many music fans who were affected by his work, but seeing the above message from his son Wolf really highlights the very personal loss that his loved ones must be feeling. Because in addition to touching the public with his years of music, the late rock icon also had his interpersonal relationships. And it’s those folks who are likely grieving the hardest.
Prior to his death, Eddie Van Halen had been open about his ongoing battle with cancer. The musician previously was revealed to have tongue cancer, and had a third of his tongue removed as a result. While he was declare cancer free back in 2002, he eventually had another fight with the illness, this time throat cancer. It’s this sickness that eventually took Van Halen’s life at the age of 65.
Eddie Van Halen rose to fame thanks his reaction and work in the legendary rock album Van Halen. He formed the band back in 1972 with his brother, with the self-titled first album hitting shelves in 1978. The album includes the iconic track “Runnin’ With The Devil” as well as their iconic cover of “You Really Got Me.” Van Halen would go on to be adopted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Eddie gaining special attention for his remarkable skill as a guitarist.
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