Eddie Van Halen dies aged 65

Eddie Van Halen

The revered guitarist was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Eddie Van Halen died of cancer this morning (6 October). He was 65. The news was confirmed by his son, Wolfgang Van Halen, who wrote: “He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift.”

Artists such as Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi have paid tribute to the artist online. Read the tributes below.