“I can not believe I have to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, lost the long and difficult battle against cancer this morning,” he wrote in the introduction.
“He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I shared with him both on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I think I will never recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop », he continued.
– Crushed into a million pieces
According to TMZ died the musician at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, surrounded by his loved ones. Among them is his wife, Janie Liszewski (50).
Wednesday night, she breaks the silence about her husband’s death. She does this in the form of a heartbreaking post Instagram.
‘My husband, my love, my Peep. My heart and soul are broken into a million pieces. I never knew that it was possible to cry so many tears or feel so sad “, she writes initially to a picture of herself and her Van Halen’s feet on the beach.
Furthermore, Liszewski writes that she and her husband’s journey has not always been as easy, but points out that they have always had a connection and love for each other.
“Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, so instead I say goodbye. I will soon see you again in a place without pain and sorrow. Please take care of me and Kody (the dog, journ.anm.). We love you and miss you so much. Love from your PooPee », she ends the post with.
– Will see you again in our next life
Van Halen and Liszewski were married in June 2009, two years after the guitarist divorced actress Valerie Bertinelli (60). Bertinelli and Van Halen married in 1981, and ten years later they had a son, Wolfang. In 2011, she remarried to Tom Vitale.
Bertinelli also shared a post about her ex – husband’s death last night on Instagram. The post showed an old picture of Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli with their son Wolfgang.
“Forty years ago, my life changed forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments for cancer, you kept your beautiful spirit and smile “, she wrote according to US Weekly, and continued:
‘I’m so grateful that Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments. I will see you again in our next life, my love ».
Eddie Van Halen was best known as the co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Together with their brother Alex Van Halen (67), they gave their name to the rock band that was formed in Pasadena in 1972.
The group had several big hits such as “Runnin With the Devil”, “Unchained”, “Hot for Teacher”, “Jump” and “Panama”, and the band has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. With David Lee Roth as singer, the group’s music videos became an important part of MTV’s first year.
In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The guitarist is known for his extreme speed on the guitar, and is also known for being one of the best for tapping, where you play with both hands on the fingerboard. In 2011, he was ranked number eight on the “Rolling Stones’ list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time”.
Van Halen has also been a guest musician on several recordings for other artists, including playing the guitar solo in the late pop star Michael Jackson’s song “Beat It” from 1982.