Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist and co-founder of rock group Van Halen, has died of cancer at the age of 65.
His son, Wolf Van Halen, confirmed the news with a statement on Twitter.
“He was the best father I could ever ask for,” he wrote.
“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 the loss.”
Eddie Van Halen and his brother Alex joined with vocalist David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony to form Van Halen in 1974, in Pasadena, California.
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