One of the founders of the popular 80s hard rock band Van Halen, Eddie van Halen, passed away after a long battle with throat cancer at the age of 65. The musician’s death was reported by his son.
“I can’t believe I have to write this, but my father, Edward Ludovic van Halen, lost his long and difficult battle with throat cancer. It happened this morning, ” – the musician’s son Wolf tweeted.
“My heart is broken and I don’t think I can fully recover from this loss. I love you very much, dad, ” – he wrote.
Van Halen began playing in 1974. In the 1980s, Van Halen were pioneers of hard rock, their shows were usually accompanied by bright light and noise performances, and the musicians themselves took the stage in bright clothes and fleeces – this trend became known as glam rock.