2020 took one of the best guitarists of all time, Eddie Van Halen, that died at the age of 65 victim of throat cancer. He inspired millions of musicians around the world and will stay forever in our hearts. The sad news was shared in the social networks by his son Wolfgang. After that, millions of fans mourned his death, and also the other Van Halen members, from all eras of the band. The only one that doesn’t have any social profiles is his brother Alex that haven’t spoke to the press yet.
Van Halen members reaction to Eddie Van Halen’s death:
David Lee Roth (Singer)
Singer David Lee Roth only recalled all their journey in a smal phrase, saying: “What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..”
Michael Anthony (Bass)
“No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔”
Sammy Hagar (Singer)
“Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.”
Gary Cherone (Singer)
“Whether you were blessed to have known him or not, he was a kind and gentle soul… His impact on ALL our lives was immeasurable! His music, eternal! My deepest sympathies to the Van Halen family… Love you Ed #LongLiveTheKing”
Wolfgang Van Halen (Bass)
“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. I love you so much, Pop.”
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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. I love you so much, Pop.
Eddie Van Halen technique
Early in his career, Eddie played the drums and the keyboard and Alex played the guitar and studied the keyboard. Over time Alex got better than Eddie on drums, and Eddie started to train the guitar, overcoming him.
Eddie is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in history. Eventually he received several honors and mentions from the most varied magazines specializing in the subject. Besides, he ranks 8th on the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Also is the 7th on the Gibson list of the 50 best guitarists of all time.