Eddie Van Halen Loses Battle with Cancer – Dies @ 65 – 2020 Tribute
Wolf Van Halen: 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.
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) October 6, 2020
HE CHANGED THE COURSE OF GUITAR WHAMMY BAR ROCK & RHYME… A GAME CHANGER… AND HIS MELODIC CRAZY WAS OVER THE TOP… WE’LL MISS YOU EDDIE…
LOVE FROM ABOVE
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) October 7, 2020
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 6, 2020
— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) October 6, 2020
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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family. pic.twitter.com/MQMueMF2XO
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) October 6, 2020
Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has passed. So shocking- One of the nicest, down to Earth men I have ever met and toured with. A true gent and true genius. RIP. So sad.Thoughts go out to his brother Alex, and his family. pic.twitter.com/fwIw040YMX
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) October 6, 2020
https://t.co/QjAj45KED8 Apex talent. An unparalleled titan in the annals of rock n roll. One of the greatest musicians in the history of mankind. Rest In Peace, King Edward
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 6, 2020
Terrible day for all. The favorite guitar player of our generation! Such a great guy. Funny as hell and a no doubt genius at what he did. Paved the way for so many. Will be missed terribly. Love to his family!! RIP EDDIE pic.twitter.com/6QP43pE3Hy
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) October 6, 2020
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/7JIqIoazfe
— del james (@deljamesgang) October 6, 2020
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) October 6, 2020
Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You changed our world. You were the Mozart of rock guitar. Travel safe rockstar.
— —Nikki Sixx— (@NikkiSixx) October 6, 2020
Oh man, I just heard about Eddie. Fucking hell. I hope Wolfgang and Alex and the rest of his family are doing OK. The greatest of all time has left the building. RIP EVH.
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) October 6, 2020
My heart is broken. Eddie was not only a Guitar God, but a genuinely beautiful soul. Rest in peace, Eddie! …Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Cancer https://t.co/gITtcndQVv
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 6, 2020
— Lita Ford (@litaford) October 6, 2020
I am in complete and utter shock over the news of Edward Van Halen’s passing…Very few musicians ever come along that change the entire landscape of their instrument and King Edward was one of those few. One of the G.O.A.T! #RIPEVH #RIPEdwardVanHalen 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/1uuMLt1cvv
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) October 6, 2020
We’re heartbroken to hear of the passing of Eddie Van Halen. Our deepest condolences go out the Van Halen family, and all of Eddie’s friends and loved ones. #eddievanhalen #seymourduncan pic.twitter.com/FNVVYajz0B
— Seymour Duncan (@SeymourDuncan) October 6, 2020
Oh man, bless his beautiful creative heart. I love you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a true rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break through to the other side my brother. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/XpcTlPJq9A
— Flea (@flea333) October 6, 2020
My heart literally aches. I will cherish ever moment I got to spend with this musical giant. Sending out thoughts of love and respect to his family. pic.twitter.com/8CgzfHVvLV
— Steve Stevens (@Stevestevens) October 6, 2020
This one sucks big time!!!!! R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen!!!! You took what Hendrix gave us, and created an even bigger legacy!!!! You will be sorely missed, and I’m glad to have met you and hung out together!!!!! Can 2020 just go the fuck away!!!! pic.twitter.com/SaCyhXEaz4
— John Corabi (@Crablegs59) October 6, 2020
Shocked and saddened by the passing of one of musics #legendary and all-time great innovative #guitarists 🎸Prayers 🙏🏽and condolences to @eddievanhalen family 💔#EVH #RestInPower pic.twitter.com/BEVcPw90Po
— John Oates (@JohnOates) October 6, 2020
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) October 6, 2020
There have been many big losses in the music world but few that just stop you in your tracks, leave you speechless and basically unable to function #RIPEddieVanHalen
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) October 6, 2020
Wow I’m sorry to his family, loved ones, all of us. What a tragic tragic loss. Not one single person reading this will feel anything other than the floor dropping out beneath them. I know we all wish him happy trails until we meet again but I’m so sad. God Bless Eddie Van Halen https://t.co/Os7y23Vvyp
— Martha Quinn Ⓥ (@MarthaQuinn) October 6, 2020
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) October 6, 2020
Edward Van Halen
Rest In Power & Peace
🎸 🖤 🌹
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) October 6, 2020
Rest in Peace Eddie. A true guitar legend who inspired so many musicians with his creative and unique playing style. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hm2GqVdIRf
— Marshall Amps (@marshallamps) October 6, 2020
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) October 6, 2020
I am utterly devastated. pic.twitter.com/omYwP2UcMR
— Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass) October 6, 2020
Sad to hear Eddie Van Halen has passed away. A guitar innovator with a fierce spirit of musical and technical exploration. Prayers and thoughts with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/TI4ipeIXbR
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) October 6, 2020
The King has left us… RIP EVH. Now I will cry for days…😭 pic.twitter.com/hYyWTftTgv
— Oz Fox (@SirOzFox) October 6, 2020
Farewell GOAT. See you on the other side! ❤️💜💙 pic.twitter.com/Tvo7eI7hPr
— Tenacious D (@tenaciousd) October 6, 2020
Thank you King Edward!
RIP 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/8vhC00meLo
— Mark Slaughter (@markslaughter33) October 6, 2020
Rest in Peace Eddie, We’ve lost one of the giants of Rock and Roll, We will always miss you pic.twitter.com/yLwzn7kjUo
— Lee Rocker (@TheLeeRocker) October 6, 2020
GOD BLESS EDWARD VAN HALEN • 1955 – 2O2O • tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/J6ouoaRtLG
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) October 6, 2020
— Foreigner (@ForeignerMusic) October 6, 2020
Eddie was a pioneer, a genius and a friend. Today, the world has lost a legend, and a true original. Sending love to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/tL3Hb11XMW
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) October 6, 2020
Rest In Peace, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen . Icon, innovator, virtuoso. There will never be another like you. pic.twitter.com/83jFN3AvUc
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) October 6, 2020
Edward Van Halen was the single reason I ever wanted to play guitar to begin with. He’s the worlds greatest guitar hero, inspiring generations of players to pick up the instrument we love so dearly.
Thank you so much for the music and inspiration.
We love you forever Eddie. pic.twitter.com/6KzzEpBLBW
— Mark Morton (@MarkDuaneMorton) October 6, 2020
I am devastated to learn about the passing of one of my biggest influences. A true legend, friend and innovator of guitar, tone and style. I will always cherish the times I get to spend with Ed. Wow….just wow. #F2020 #RIPEVH pic.twitter.com/BUFgQmqpL4
— ΛSHBΛ (@DjASHBA) October 6, 2020
— DOKKEN (@Dokken) October 6, 2020
Our son was 6 yrs old the first time he heard Eddie Van Halen.
He looked at Savannah & me and asked…
“Does he need two picks to play like that?”
There are great guitarists…
& there are innovators that change everything.
Condolences to his family. #RIPEddieVanHalen 💔 pic.twitter.com/qnhg3b1xxY
— Tom Keifer (@TomKeiferMusic) October 6, 2020
RIP Eddie Van Halen, dead today from cancer at 65. He was hilarious, mercurial, brilliant, and had the most beautiful relaxed expression as his fingers flew over the fretboard. He rarely guested for others, so I am priviledged that he played on my album ‘Astronauts and Heretics.’
— Thomas Dolby (@ThomasDolby) October 6, 2020
The greatest guitar player ever pic.twitter.com/VPsaszSfCb
— Daryl Hall (@realdarylhall) October 6, 2020
— Nancy Wilson (@NancyWilson) October 6, 2020
I am saddened to hear to news one of my true guitar heroes death, Eddie Van Halen. He expanded the landscape of lead guitar playing, and took it to another level like a turbo charged muscle car leaving everyone behind. I was very influenced by his emotional lead playing. EVH RIP pic.twitter.com/b26nrXYPti
— Bruce Kulick (@brucekulick) October 6, 2020
. @EddieVanHalen was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with and we shared so many laughs together. His influence on music and especially the guitar has been immeasurable. He was an absolute legend. Eddie, I’ll see you on the other side, my friend. Love, Ozzy.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) October 6, 2020
We are enormously saddened to hear about the untimely passing of Eddie Van Halen. We considered him an inspiration, an idol, and after spending a summer together on the road in '88, a friend. Sending love to Alex, @wolfvanhalen & everyone in the greater VH family.
— Metallica (@Metallica) October 6, 2020
Rest In Peace
Eddie Van Halen
— Steve Perry (@StevePerryMusic) October 6, 2020
Triumph mourns the passing of one of rock’s greatest guitarists never to be forgotten. RIP Eddie Van Halen
— TRIUMPH (@TriumphTheBand) October 6, 2020
— Bill Ward (@billwarddrums) October 7, 2020