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Eddie Van Halen useless: Ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli leads emotional tributes

The loss of life of Eddie Van Halen, who misplaced his battle with throat most cancers Tuesday, despatched chords of disappointment via these touched by the legendary guitarist.

The 65-year-old’s passing was confirmed on Twitter by his son Wolfgang, 29, as on-line tributes started pouring in for the Van Halen rocker.

“I can’t imagine I’m having to put in writing this, however my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has misplaced his lengthy and arduous battle with most cancers this morning. He was the perfect father I might ever ask for. Each second I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a present,” wrote Wolfgang, who has stuffed in because the band’s bassist since changing Michael Anthony in 2006.

“My coronary heart is damaged and I don’t assume I’ll ever absolutely get better from this loss. I really like you a lot, Pop.”

Wolfgang’s mom — 60-year-old Valerie Bertinelli, who was married to the “Soar” rocker from 1981 to 2007 — tweeted an extended string of damaged hearts below her Twitter deal with, @Wolfiesmom, in response to her son’s candy message.

She later shared a household picture on Instagram with a heartfelt message. “40 years in the past my life modified ceaselessly once I met you,” she wrote. “You gave me the one true mild in my life, our son, Wolfgang. By way of all of your difficult remedies for lung most cancers, you saved your beautiful spirit and that impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I have been in a position to maintain you in your final moments. I’ll see you in our subsequent life my love.”

Sammy Hagar, who changed singer David Lee Roth in Van Halen in 1985, shared a candy picture with Eddie on Twitter. “Heartbroken and speechless. My like to the household,” the 72-year-old wrote.

Roth, 65, shared a photograph posing with Eddie, writing: “What a Lengthy Nice Journey It’s Been..”

Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, 71, additionally shared his condolences. “My coronary heart is damaged. Eddie was not solely a Guitar God, however a genuinely lovely soul. Relaxation in peace, Eddie!”

388497 01: Eddie Van Halen of the rock group Van Halen stands with his wife Valerie Bertinelli February 18, 1995 in New York City. Van Halen donated his guitar to vice president Eric Crisman to be displayed at the Hard Rock Cafe. (Photo by Forrest Anderson/Liaison)
Eddie Van Halen and his then-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, on Feb. 18, 1995, in New York MetropolisGetty Photos

The official Twitter account of fellow guitar legend Les Paul, who died in 2009 at age 94, posted this tribute: “The Les Paul Basis is saddened by the information of Les’ nice good friend, Eddie Van Halen, who handed away right now. Les and Eddie have been very had a really particular friendship. Our sympathies are along with his household, his mates and followers. Relaxation in peace good friend.”

“Crushed. So f - - king crushed,” wrote Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, 61, of the “Panama” rocker. “RIP Eddie Van Halen. You modified our world. You have been the Mozart of rock guitar. Journey protected rockstar.”

Heavy metallic band Pantera additionally honored the late rocker for shaping their music. “RIP Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen have been an incredible affect on each Vinnie & Dime & Pantera. Hopefully they’re all rocking out collectively now!”

Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, 52, additionally added condolences for Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died earlier this 12 months. “Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart have been simply too good for 2020. All of us are My coronary heart is damaged.”

“Relaxation in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. We’ll miss you,” Billy Idol, 64, additionally wrote.

Pink Scorching Chili Peppers bassist Flea, 57, joined in to honor Van Halen. “Oh man, bless his lovely inventive coronary heart. I really like you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a real rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break via to the opposite aspect my brother.”

“Farewell to a f - - king legend,” Neil Strauss, writer of the Mötley Crüe autobiography “The Grime,” added.

The rock ‘n’ roll world wasn’t the one one saddened by the lack of the long-lasting guitarist. Patton Oswalt, Piers Morgan, Dane Prepare dinner, Jimmy Kimmel, designer Kenneth Cole and plenty of extra posted heartbroken reactions.

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Eddie Van Halen on the Brendan Byrne Area (now the Meadowlands) in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on April 3, 1984

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Eddie (proper, with David Lee Roth) carried out with the band for almost 50 years.

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He and his brother (not pictured) helped type the band in 1972.

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Eddie died at age 65.

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Eddie Van Halen in 1978 in Chicago


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Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs on the “Diver Down” tour at Madison Sq. Backyard circa 1982.

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Van Halen throughout the band’s “Honest Warning Tour” on July 3, 1981

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Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen in 1995


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Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen

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Eddie Van Halen and his then-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, on Feb. 18, 1995, in New York Metropolis

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Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen at their wedding ceremony

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Sammy Hagar (left) and Eddie Van Halen in 1993

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Van Halen on the 1992 American Music Awards

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Sammy Hagar (not pictured), Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen on the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards

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