INGLEWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Musicians Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen and singer David Lee Roth of Van Halen perform at their dress rehearsal for family and friends at the Forum on February 8, 2012 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Van Halen founder and guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65. Van Halen, known for his innovative guitar style, died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.

His son Wolfgang revealed the news on twitter with a heartfelt post.

Along with his brother Alex, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, Eddie formed Van Halen in California in the late 1970s. They would go on to become one of the biggest bands of the 80s with an extensive catalog of songs.

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