Van Halen

Legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, has died after a long battle with throat cancer, TMZ reports.

Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolf, confirmed has father's passing on Twitter.

"I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could have ever asked for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift," the tweet reads.

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