Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen Dies At Age 65 Following Battle With Cancer

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Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has reportedly passed away at age 65 after a long battle with throat cancer according to a report from TMZ.

Update: Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

Via TMZ

Sources directly connected to the rock star tell us … he died at St. Johns 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.

Fans paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen on Twitter following.

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