Eddie Van Halen


2020 has been a whirlwind of imbecility. Just this week, we
lost one of the greatest guitarists of all time. As I was driving
home from work, I couldn’t believe the news. The radio host
had just begun playing Van Halen requests, and I felt my
heart sink into my chest.
    The news was first revealed by Eddie’s son, Wolfgang
Van Halen, who stated on Instagram, “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. 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.”
     Many other celebrities also took to Instagram to pay
their respects to the guitarist, including Wolfgang’s mother,
Valerie Bertinelli, who stated, “40 years ago, my life changed
forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light of
our life, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments
for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that
impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold
you in your last moments.” She closed her post to say, “I will
see you in our next life, my love.”


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