Eddie formed the classic rock group in Pasadena in 1972 with his brother, Alex, on drums, Michael Anthony on bass and David Lee Roth singing. ", Of course, Eddie himself was considered one of the best and most influential guitarists of all time ... who first made a name for himself with his solo on Van Halen's "Eruption.". The rockstar was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2000 and had to have part of his tongue removed. Van Halen had been battling cancer for over a decade.
The cancer recurred recently, this time in his throat. The band Van Halen was formed in 1972 and featured Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony until 1985.
Valerie visited Eddie often during his cancer battle. Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, confirmed the musician's death on social media. Got a confidential news tip? Throughout his career, Van Halen had a number of health issues, including a chronic joint problem that led to hip replacement surgery in 1999. It is believed that his heavy smoking over the years led to his long battle with cancer. 4:50 PM PT -- Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie's ex-wife and mother to his only child, Wolfgang, just posted a heartbreaking tribute to the rock star.
Alleged Forever 21 Shoplifter Leaps Off Ledge ... ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about our products and services. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss." © 2020 CNBC LLC. Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis. Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen, has died after a long battle with throat cancer. Van Halen perform live on stage at Lewisham Odeon in London on 27th May 1978. Sources directly connected to the rock star tell us ... he died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica Tuesday. Click to Subscribe to Our HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter, Savannah Guthrie Tells Donald Trump He's 'Not A Crazy Uncle Who Can Retweet Anything', Selena's Boyfriends Through The Years: See Pics Of Her With Justin, The Weeknd, & More, Apply Your Makeup With Ease Thanks To This Best-Selling $33 Magnifying Vanity Mirror, Nicki Minaj & Drake Reveal They Wants ‘Playdates’ For Their Kids After She Gives Birth To Baby Boy, ’90s Heartthrobs Who Haven’t Aged A Day In 20 Years: Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio & More, Javi Marroquin’s GF Lauren Posts Cryptic Message About An ‘Ending’ After He’s Accused Of Trying To Cheat, Paris Hilton Teams Up With DJ LODATO To Get Fans Dancing With Cheerful EDM Bop ‘I Blame You’, Nicki Minaj Hops On For A Remix Of Sada Baby’s Viral TikTok Track ‘Whole Lotta Choppas’, ‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay Transforms Into A Young Justin Bieber In Emotional New Music Video, This $27 Lipstick Advent Calendar With 27,000 Reviews Makes The Perfect Christmas Gift, Cut Your Hair Styling Time In Half With This $29 One-Step Dryer & Brush, Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Facial Cleansing Brush Is Currently 40% Off, Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton Reunite In Colorful Velour Tracksuits For Sexy New SKIMS Line, Larsa Pippen Rocks Hot Pink Bikini To Lounge By The Pool In Miami & More Of Her Sexy Swimsuit Pics, Jennifer Lopez Wears High-Slit, Cutout Black Dress On ‘Billboard’ Cover & Defends Rom-Coms As ‘Beautiful Movies’, Why Chrissy Teigen & John Legend’s Openness About Miscarriage Was A ‘Healthy’ Choice, Says Expert, Valerie Bertinelli Reveals She Held Her 'Love' Eddie Van Halen In His 'Last Moments' Before Death, Eddie Van Halen's Son Wolf & More Celebs Mourn The Death Of Rock Legend: Our Hearts Are 'Broken', Eddie Van Halen: 5 Things To Know About The Legendary Guitarist Dead At 65, Selena Gomez Looks Stunningly Tan In Tropical Bikini Top — See Pic, Plus More Swimsuit Shots, Cardi B Breaks Her Silence After Accidentally Posting Private Pic: ‘Lord, Why Did You Make Me So Stupid?’, Billie Eilish Fans Praise Her As ‘Stunning’ In New Selfie After She Urges People To ‘Normalize Real Bodies’, Britney Spears Stuns In Pink & Leopard Print Bikini As She Rides On BF Sam Asghari's Shoulders -- Pic, Nicki Minaj Confirms She's Had A Boy After Beyonce & Kim Kardashian Send Baby Gifts -- See Pic, How to Answer Just About Every Sex Question Your Child Could Ever Ask, These Trader Joe’s Cookbooks Were the Inspo I Needed To Break My Postmates Addiction, Charmed's Holly Marie Combs Calls to End 'Division' Between Fans of the Original Series and The CW Reboot, 5 Scary Podcasts to Get You in the Mood for Halloween, Hispanic Heritage Month: Zen’s Ricardo Rodriguez Talks Why Latinx Leadership is Critical to Success. Wolfgang mourned his father online, writing ... "He was the best father I could ever ask for. Throughout the last five years of his life, Eddie reportedly flew back and forth between the United States and Germany for radiation treatment, according to TMZ. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. All Rights Reserved. We're told in the last 72 hours, Eddie's ongoing health battle went massively downhill -- doctors discovered his lung cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs. His to former stuntwoman Janie Liszewski in 2009, and hers to financial planner Tom Vitale in 2011. As you know, Eddie has been battling cancer for well over a decade. Though some members of Van Halen have changed, Eddie and Alex were the constants in the band ... with Eddie's acclaimed guitar work being the focal point of their legacy. Though he was a heavy smoker for years, he believes he developed throat cancer from a metal guitar pick he used to frequently hold in his mouth more than 20 years ago. Eddie Van Halen -- the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen -- has died after a long battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned. He also had to have part of his tongue surgically removed in 2000 due to a bout of cancer. He was born in the Netherlands, but raised in Pasadena, California. — Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020.
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“I took a look at the 8-track cassette that was in the back of my Corvette, and I saw a picture of Ed, and I went, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ll be going. "Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. He is survived by his wife, Janie, and his son.
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