Guitarist Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs on stage at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 30, 2015 in Chula Vista, California.
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Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, has died after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65.
Van Halen’s son Wolfgang confirmed the musician’s death on social media.
“He was the best father I could ever ask for,” he wrote in a post. “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. I love you so much, Pop.”
Van Halen had been battling cancer for over a decade, which had reportedly spread to his brain.
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