The 65-year-old’s passing was confirmed through Twitter by his son Wolfgang, 29, as on-line tributes started pouring in for the Van Halen rocker.
“I can’t consider I’m having to jot down this, however my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has misplaced his lengthy and arduous battle with most cancers this morning. He was the perfect father I might ever ask for. Each second I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a present,” wrote Wolfgang, who has crammed in because the band’s bassist since 2006 changing Michael Anthony.
“My coronary heart is damaged and I don’t suppose I’ll ever absolutely get better from this loss. I like you a lot, Pop.”
Wolfgang’s mom, 60-year-old Valerie Bertinelli who was married to the “Bounce” rocker from 1981 to 2007, tweeted a long string of broken hearts beneath her Twitter deal with, @Wolfiesmom, in response to her son’s candy message.
Sammy Hagar, who changed singer David Lee Roth in Van Halen in 1985, shared a candy photograph with Eddie on Twitter. “Heartbroken and speechless. My like to the household,” the 72-year-old wrote.
KISS rocker Gene Simmons, 71, also shared his condolences. “My coronary heart is damaged. Eddie was not solely a Guitar God, however a genuinely lovely soul. Relaxation in peace, Eddie!”
Fellow guitar legend Les Paul, who died in 2009 at age 94, shared a tribute on the Les Paul Basis’s Twitter account. “Les Paul Basis is saddened by the information of Les’ nice good friend, Eddie Van Halen, who handed away in the present day. Les and Eddie have been very had a really particular friendship. Our sympathies are together with his household, his mates and followers. Relaxation in peace good friend.”
“Crushed. So f–king crushed,” wrote Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, 61, of the “Panama” rocker. “RIP Eddie Van Halen. You modified our world. You have been the Mozart of rock guitar. Journey protected rockstar.”
Heavy steel band Pantera also honored the late rocker for shaping their music. “RIP Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen have been an amazing affect on each Vinnie & Dime & Pantera. Hopefully they’re all rocking out collectively now!”
Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, 52, also added condolences for Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died earlier this year. “Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart have been simply too good for 2020. All of us are My coronary heart is damaged.”
“Relaxation in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. We are going to miss you,” Billy Idol, 64, also wrote.
Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers drummer Flea joined in to honor Van Halen. “Oh man, bless his lovely artistic coronary heart. I like you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a real rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break by means of to the opposite aspect my brother.”
“Farewell to a f–king legend,” Neil Strauss, writer of Mötley Crüe autobiography “The Grime,” added.
The rock and roll world wasn’t the one saddened by the lack of the enduring guitarist. Patton Oswalt, Piers Morgan, Dane Cook, Jimmy Kimmel, designer Kenneth Cole and plenty of extra posted heartbroken reactions.
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