Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65
Eddie Van Halen has reportedly passed away at the age of 65.
TMZ.com reports legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen "has died after a long battle with throat cancer."
According to TMZ's report, Eddie passed away at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, Ca with his wife Janie by his side.
From TMZ.com -
"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."
We'll update this story as more information becomes available.
We're talking about a man who not only changed how guitar was played, but also how guitars were made.
Eddie's contributions to guitar and rock n roll honestly can't be quantified. To say his mark on music history is indelible is a gross understatement. Arguably, no one has has made an impact on music, of any genre, the way Eddie Van Halen has.