Legendary Guitarist Eddie Van Halen Dies of Cancer

“Eddie put the smile back in rock guitar at a time when it was all getting a bit broody...he also scared the hell out of a million guitarists because he was so damn good.”

Joe Satriani, Billboard 2015.

Van Halen Dress Rehearsal At The Forum

Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away. The 65-year old died following a long battle with throat cancer.

His son, Wolfgang, confirmed the news via Twitter.

According to TMZ, Van Halen passed away in Santa Monica at St. John's Hospital, his brother Alex, son Wolfgang and wife Janie by his bedside.