Rock legend Eddie Van Helen dies aged 65


Iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen, co-founder of the legendary American rock band Van Halen, has died after a “long and arduous battle with cancer,” his family announced on Tuesday.

“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,” his son, musician Wolfgang Van Halen, posted on Twitter.

Kiss lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and Hollywood director Paul Feig were among the many musicians and celebrities posting tributes to Van Halen after news broke of his death.