Eddie Van Halen dead at 65

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen object donation at the National Museum of American Hstory 2.12.15

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Eddie Van Halen, the renowned lead guitarist of iconic rock group Van Halen, has died of cancer.

“He was the best father I could ever ask for,” his son Wolf Van Halen, wrote on Twitter, “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.”

Wolf Van Halen, Eddie and actress Valerie Bertinelli’s son, said his father died after a “long and arduous battle with cancer.” Van Halen went on to marry actress Janie Liszewski in 2009.

Tributes have poured in from the likes of Metallica and Panthera, with rockerLenny Kravitz saying, “Heaven will be electric tonight.”