Fans of Van Halen are heartbroken today, as news comes that Eddie Van Halen has passed away.
Tuesday morning has brought with it the sad news that the frontman of Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, has passed away, aged 65. Eddie had been battling throat cancer for a while and sadly lost his battle at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Tributes to the star have already been posted by other music legends such as Aerosmith. [Featured image: @eddievanhalen, Instagram]
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen was born in Amsterdam and lived in the Netherlands until he was 7 years old, at which point he and his family relocated to Pasadena, California. When the family first moved to the US, Eddie didn’t speak any English and had very little money, yet his name is now well-known worldwide as a talented musician and he will be remembered as such.