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Eddie Van Halen remembered musical colleagues after his death at the age of 65 from cancer


Eddie Van Halen was honored with cancer on Tuesday following the rock star's death at the age of 65.

Eddie's son Wolfgang, 29, confirmed his father's death when he took to social media with the emotional announcement.

"I can't believe I have to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning," said Wolfgang.

“He was the best father I could ever ask about. Every moment I shared with him on and off the stage was a gift.

The latest: After the rock star died of cancer at the age of 65, honors were received for Eddie Van Halen on Tuesday. The rocker was shot on stage in NYC in 2015

“My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much pop & # 39;

Van Halen's Sammy Hagar said he was “broken and speechless” adding, “My love for family,” while his predecessor in the band, David Lee Roth, remembered his time alongside the musical legend and wrote, “What a Long Great trip, it's been. & # 39;

A tweet from Aerosmith's report read "Rest In Peace" with a recording of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Van Halen.

Ozzy Osbourne said the late rocker's influence on the musical, and the guitar in particular, was immeasurable, while the Kiss alums pay tribute to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Van Halen.

Sad news: Eddie's son Wolfgang, 29, confirmed his father's death when he took to social media with the emotional announcement

Sad news: Eddie's son Wolfgang, 29, confirmed his father's death when he took to social media with the emotional announcement

Bandmates: Van Halen's Sammy Hagar said he was "broken and speechless".

Bandmates: Van Halen's Sammy Hagar said he was "broken and speechless".

Legend: Van Halen's rock colleague Ozzy Osbourne said the late rocker's influence on the musical and especially on the guitar was immeasurable.

Legend: Van Halen's rock colleague Ozzy Osbourne said the late rocker's influence on the musical and especially on the guitar was immeasurable.

A look back: David Lee Roth remembered his time alongside the musical legend

A look back: David Lee Roth remembered his time alongside the musical legend

Honors: Kind words came from a number of prominent celebrities across show business

Honors: Kind words came from a number of prominent celebrities across show business

A tweet from Aerosmith's report read "Rest In Peace" with a recording of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Van Halen

A tweet from Aerosmith's report read "Rest In Peace" with a recording of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Van Halen

Respect: Musical stalwarts like Tommy Lee, Lenny Kravitz and Billy Idol have created a monument to the rock staple

Respect: Musical stalwarts like Tommy Lee, Lenny Kravitz and Billy Idol have created a monument to the rock staple

"My heart is broken," said Simmons. & # 39; Eddie wasn't just a guitar god, he was a really beautiful soul. Rest in peace, Eddie! & # 39;

Stanley said, “Oh no! Speechless. A pioneer and someone who has always given his music everything. A good soul. I remember seeing him play Starwood for the first time in 1976 and he was Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and sad. My condolences to Wolfie and the family. & # 39;

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee also paid tribute to the famous guitarist. Lee wrote: & # 39; RIP to my friend and husband who changed guitar playing forever … F *** !!! no words ”, while Sixx called him the“ Mozart of the rock guitar ”.

Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli used heartbroken emojis to express her grief, and later left a detailed memorial

Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli used heartbroken emojis to express her grief, and later left a detailed memorial

Admiration: A number of Van Halen's musical colleagues weighed on the sad news

Admiration: A number of Van Halen's musical colleagues weighed on the sad news

Sixx said he was "so damn dejected" and added: You changed our world. You were the Mozart of the rock guitar. Travel-safe rock star. & # 39;

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel said, “Two of the best hours of my life have been spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen.

“A great musician, yes – also a fun and lovable guy who is terribly missed. Send love to Janie, Wolf, Alex and everyone who loved him. & # 39;

Lenny Kravitz called Van Halen a "legendary guitar and music innovator" and added that "Heaven will be electric tonight".

Bret Michaels, Poison front man, said: “This is beyond the death of a great guitarist, it is a tremendous loss to a great man who has really helped change my life and path with his guitar and sound.

“He has helped pave the way for me and many and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Eddie. & # 39;

Oscar winner Viola Davis wrote: 'RIP Eddie Van Halen ... legend ... you have influenced an entire generation with your amazing talent. Rest well & # 39;

Oscar winner Viola Davis wrote: 'RIP Eddie Van Halen … legend … you have influenced an entire generation with your amazing talent. Rest well & # 39;

The actor Ron Perlman woven politics into his memorial during the turbulent times

The actor Ron Perlman woven politics into his memorial during the turbulent times

Memories: Sarah Jessica Parker looked back on her fond memories of Van Halen

Memories: Sarah Jessica Parker looked back on her fond memories of Van Halen

Cultural Impact: Darren Criss pointed out the huge impact Van Halen had on music

Cultural Impact: Darren Criss pointed out the huge impact Van Halen had on music

Grief: A-List actor Robert Downey Jr. said he had run out of words after Van Halen passed away

Grief: A-List actor Robert Downey Jr. said he had run out of words after Van Halen passed away

Spiritual: Actor Mark Hamill paid his respects to Van Halen's family on the sad day

Spiritual: Actor Mark Hamill paid his respects to Van Halen's family on the sad day

Actor Darren Criss said, "The name Eddie Van Halen has always been synonymous with insane skill."

He added: “Whatever style you play, no one can deny its colossal influence. To have a sound that is not only unique to the artist, but an entire era. & # 39;

A number of other bands, including Metallica, Weezer and Ratt, got involved with kind words for the late guitar ace.

Metallica said: “We are very sad to hear of Eddie Van Halen's untimely death. We saw him as an inspiration, an idol, and after a summer together on the streets in 1988, a friend. Sending love to Alex, @wolfvanhalen, and everyone in the larger VH family. & # 39;

Ratt called Van Halen "a true legend" and "one of the greatest rock musicians of all time", who "indelibly shaped" his craft.

Tribute: Ratt called Van Halen "a true legend" and "one of the greatest rock musicians of all time", who "indelibly shaped" his craft

Tribute: Ratt called Van Halen "a true legend" and "one of the greatest rock musicians of all time", who "indelibly shaped" his craft

A number of other bands, including Metallica, Duran Duran, Dio, Nickelback and Weezer, got involved with kind words for the late guitar ace

A number of other bands, including Metallica, Duran Duran, Dio, Nickelback and Weezer, got involved with kind words for the late guitar ace

Weezer members said, “We are sad to hear of Eddie Van Halen's untimely death today. With today's news, we'd like to dedicate our album Van Weezer to Eddie as a thank you for all the incredible music that set our youth to music and inspired the record. RIP EVH. & # 39;

Oscar winner Viola Davis wrote: 'RIP Eddie Van Halen … legend … you have influenced an entire generation with your amazing talent. Rest well. & # 39;

Actor Ron Perlman has woven politics into his memorial and wrote, “I think there are two things that most sane people can agree on: 1. The world will be sadder without Eddie Van Halen's brilliant guitar playing and 2. Donald Trump is a crazy mother *** uh, who has to have the keys to this country taken away. & # 39;

The grieving Daniel Gaither placed a bouquet of flowers under a banner of distinguished Pasadena City College graduate Eddie Van Halen

The grieving Daniel Gaither placed a bouquet of flowers under a banner of distinguished Pasadena City College graduate Eddie Van Halen

Lively: Fans decorated Eddie's handprints at the Hollywood Guitar Center

Lively: Fans decorated Eddie's handprints at the Hollywood Guitar Center

A headscarf signed by late rock legend Eddie Van Halen was put on the Hollywood Rock Walk

A headscarf signed by late rock legend Eddie Van Halen was put on the Hollywood Rock Walk

Epicenter: A tribute to Eddie Van Halen and handprints seen at the Hollywood Guitar Center

Epicenter: A tribute to Eddie Van Halen and handprints seen at the Hollywood Guitar Center