The world of music is in shock as legendary guitarist and co-founder of famous American hard-rock band Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65 due to throat cancer.
Van Halen died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, where he was admitted on Tuesday. His son Wolfgang Van Halen had the following to say after his father’s demise:
“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, 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’s death has severely impacted the professional wrestling community as well. WWE Superstars of past and present like Iron Sheik or Bray Wyatt, as well as pro wrestlers from other promotions like Chris Jericho, have reacted to Van Halen’s passing. We’ve compiled them all below.
Van Halen and @MotleyCrue still hold up. The world needs more rebellion.— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) October 6, 2020
Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen
Changed everything. Shred in power EVH— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) October 6, 2020
Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen. One of the best ever. Thanks for being the soundtrack to my teenage years.— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) October 6, 2020
When you’re a step up from being the greatest of all time, youre @eddievanhalen. Thx for the riffs, solos, good times, energy, attitude, amazing live shows & that “I’m bringing whiskey to the party tonight & I dont need a glass, because it already comes in a bottle,” type smile! pic.twitter.com/dpIm5If3Eb— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 6, 2020
We at Sportskeeda extend our condolences to the family and friends of Eddie Van Halen. May his soul rest in peace.