In loving memory. Celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of Van Halen cofounder Eddie Van Halen, who died at age 65 on Tuesday, October 6, after a long battle with throat cancer.
The rock legend’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, confirmed his passing, writing, “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning.”
Wolfgang, 29, who joined his father’s band in 2006 as the bassist, added: “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 recover from this loss. I love you so much pop.”
Valerie Bertinelli, who was married to the guitarist from 1981 to 2007 — and shares Wolfgang with the l...