Renowned Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen has passed away aged 65, after a long battle with throat cancer, his son has said.
Van Halen formed the band, with his same name in California, in 1972, with vocalist David Lee Roth, his brother on drums, and bassist Michael Anthony.
In a statement, his son Wolf said “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.’