Wolfgang Van Halen is remembering his rockstar dad Eddie Van Halen days after his demise with a childhood photo revealing a softer side of the eccentric and wild musician.
Recognized merely as Wolf, the 29-year-old bassist — and Michael Anthony’s substitute in Van Halen since 2006 — shared an lovely black and white photo of himself as a toddler being learn to by his guitarist father on Instagram. He selected to not caption the photo, permitting the heartfelt picture to talk for itself.
“Love love love this photo💕 Your dad is watching over you Wolf ❤️🙏✨,” wrote one supporter, with one other including, “Actually sorry in your loss. All of us are saddened by this. The mark he left on us will go on for generations to return ❤️.”
Wolf’s mom, Valerie Bertinelli, has additionally shared household pictures in remembrance of her ex-husband, posting a number of snapshots to her Instagram Tales of her time with the legendary artist, together with one of them hugging on the night time they first met. She additionally shared a second image from that night — Aug. 28, 1980, in Shreveport, La. — of them smiling for the digital camera.
Van Halen died earlier this week at age 65 after an extended battle with most cancers.