Famous guitarist Eddie van Helen died on Tuesday. He was 65 and had been battling cancer for a long time. This news has been confirmed by his son Wolfe van Helen. He shared a photo of his father on his Twitter account and wrote, ‘I can’t believe I am writing this. But my father, Edward Lodick van Helen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. ‘
He further wrote, ‘He was the best father. Any moments I have spent with him on stage or outside the stage were like a gift. My heart is broken, and I don’t think I will ever be able to fully recover from this loss. I love you so much Pop. ‘
– Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020
Eddie van Halen was born in the Netherlands and was raised in California. He formed the rock group in 1970 along with his elder brother Alex, which quickly developed his fan following. The group’s hit songs include ‘Runnin with the Devil’ and Garter Solo ‘Eruption’.
Eddie van Helen was in the top 20 best-selling artists. The Rolling Store magazine placed him 8th on the list of 100 Great Guitarists. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.