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Eddie Van Halen dies at 65

Eddie Van Halen -- the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen -- has died after a long battle with throat cancer ... TMZ has learned.
Sources directly connected to the rock star tell us ... he died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica Tuesday. His wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, and Alex, Eddie's brother and drummer.
We're told in the last 72 hours Eddie's ongoing health battle went massively downhill -- doctors discovered his throat cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs.
As you know, Eddie has been battling cancer for well over a decade. Our sources say he's been in and out of the hospital over the past year -- including last November for intestinal issues -- and recently underwent a round of chemo.
Last year we reported ... Eddie was flying between the US and Germany for 5 years to get radiation treatment. Though he was a heavy smoker for years, he believes he developed throat cancer from a metal guitar pick he used to frequently hold in his mouth more than 20 years ago.
Nevertheless, he continued to attend concerts and rehearse music with his son, Wolfgang, who -- if ya don't know -- became Van Halen's bassist in 2006.

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https://www.tmz.com/2020/10/06/eddie...ies-cancer-65/
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Holy shit!
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Seriously one of the greatest. Don't care about Dave/Sammy. It was always 100% Eddie. I saw them multiple times with both singers...

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Holy fuck, that's terrible news! I'm glad that I had one last chance to see him play about five years ago. RIP Eddie.
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Freakin No Way!!!!!...didn't even know he was battling throat cancer....if true, Rock & Roll has seriously lost one of the greatest.....their 1978 debut album...Van Halen....remains a sensational classic Rock Album....Damn this is terrible....
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I'm absolutely floored. Thoughts and prayers for his friends, family, and fans. The man defined what a legend should be.
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RIP EVH
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Fuck man.
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Gods dammit...
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Fuck you 2020. Fuck you cancer.

He was a legend. Damn.
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Kinda had the feeling he was bad off based on some comments from Dave a while ago, but also I shrugged it off too hoping that was not the case. Terrible news.
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Nooo. Am devastated by this news. Was aware of his condition but hadn't heard it spread. Damn, so sad
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no fucking way! That is just awful. Another nut kick, thanks 2020. RIP...
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Wow. That's sad news.

I only saw VH once, in 1978, opening for Black Sabbath. What a show! The energy they had pretty much upstaged Black Sabbath.

It was about 2 weeks before this show:


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Awful. He was the reason I picked up a guitar, Last Van Halen album (way back in 2012) was killer, IMO.
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Insane. What a loss. Sounds like cancer really took its terrible toll.
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RIP

Probably one of the most talented guitarists of the last 1/2 century. Honestly, I had not kept up with his career in a long time, so I was unaware that he was battling cancer. I was aware that he and Valerie Bertinelli divorced years ago.

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Re: Eddie Van Halen dies at 65

Wooow . And WTF was in that metal guitar pick? NOT that I buy that smoking wasn't the primary cause...
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Jimi Hendrix may have opened the doors for the modern rock guitarist, but Eddie came in like a bulldozer and tore down the walls. He may have abused himself over the years, but he lived a good life in which he was loved by not only his family, but by millions of fans and young guitarists, past, present, and those yet to strap one on. May he Rest In Peace.
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What in the fuck...wow.
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I was in this crowd dodging piss bottles 26 years ago ... RIP Eddie ...

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Man, this one bums me out more than any other music death so far. Even Prince and Bowie.
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Re: Eddie Van Halen dies at 65

A big loss to music, Van Halen was a monster of the 80's music scene. RIP



Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Wooow . And WTF was in that metal guitar pick? NOT that I buy that smoking wasn't the primary cause...
Only thing I can think of is lead (or asbestos?), if it was in his mouth constantly then the metals could have leached into his mouth/throat. But I'm sure the smoking didn't help.

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