Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer, a rep confirmed to Variety. He was 65.
Van Halen is survived by his second wife, Janie Liszewski, the band’s former publicist whom he married in 2009, and Wolfgang, his son with his former wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli.
Wolfgang shared the news on Twitter, “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020