One of the most famous rock guitarists in the history of music has passed away. According to Associated press, Eddie Van Halen lost his battle with cancer at the age of 65. Van Halen’s son Wolf also confirmed the news on Twitter.
“I can’t believe I have to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” he wrote on social media. “He was the best dad I could ask for. Every moment I shared with him on and off the stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I think I will never fully recover from this loss. “
Van Halen is among the 20 best-selling artists of all time. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Eddie Van Halen 8th on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Van Halen released their first album in 1978. The band is known for their hits “Jump”, “Panama”, “Why Can’t This Be Love”, “Right Now”, “Hot For Teacher” and “Runnin ‘With The Devil ”. . “
Eddie Van Halen is also known for having one of the most memorable guitar solos of all time on Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It”.
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