Alex Van Halen has issued a statement after the passing of his younger brother and VAN HALEN bandmate Eddie Van Halen.
He sent the following brief message to Van Halen News Desk: “Hey Ed. Love you. See you on the other side. Your brother, Al.”
Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Alex was by his side, as were Eddie‘s wife, Janie, and son, Wolfgang.
Eddie‘s death was confirmed by his son, and VAN HALEN bassist, Wolfgang Van Halen.
Wolfgang wrote on social media: “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,” he added.
“I love you so much, Pop.”