Alex Van Halen Breaks Social Media Silence To Pay Tirbute To Eddie Van Halen
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In a heartfelt return to social media, Alex Van Halen, renowned drummer and brother to the late Eddie Van Halen, broke his silence with an Instagram post dedicated to his beloved sibling.
The emotional tribute featured a poignant picture of the two brothers
Accompanied by a simple yet powerful message:
“We miss you.”
Since Eddie’s passing in October 2020, Alex had largely stayed out of the public eye, making this Instagram post a significant and touching moment for fans of the iconic rock band.
Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s son, also conveyed his deep emotions on social media, especially on what would have been his father’s birthday. Sharing a heartfelt message along with a photo of himself with Eddie, Wolfgang expressed his longing for the everyday moments:
“I wish you were here so I could give you a big hug, go to dinner, celebrate it with you, and make a dumb joke about it being your 69th birthday. Just regular sh*t. I miss hearing you laugh. I miss laughing with you. It’s the little things.”
Continuing his message, Wolfgang shared his commitment to keeping a smile on his face in honor of his father:
“I’ll do my best to keep a smile on my face and think of you today. But then again, that’s not very different than any other day so far without you. I love and miss you more than you could ever possibly know. Happy Birthday, Pop.”
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This public display of grief and remembrance from both Alex and Wolfgang provides fans with a glimpse into the profound impact Eddie had on his family, not just as a musical legend but as a beloved father and brother.
This recent post by Alex follows another expression of sorrow on Eddie’s first birthday without him in 2021:
“First birthday without you, Ed. The view from my drum set will never be the same. VH forever!”
Eddie Van Halen’s passing in 2020 marked a significant loss in the music world. The iconic guitarist, known for his groundbreaking contributions to rock and the founding of the legendary band Van Halen, passed away at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
Fans mourned Eddie’s departure by leaving flowers and mementos at significant locations tied to his life, including his childhood home in Pasadena and the spot on Allen Avenue where the Van Halen brothers immortalized their band’s name in wet cement during their teenage years.
Eddie’s battle with stage four lung cancer took him to Germany for treatment, but unfortunately, the cancer eventually spread to his spine and brain, leading to his untimely death at the age of 65. The death certificate listed a cerebrovascular event as the immediate cause, with pneumonia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and lung cancer as underlying factors.
As music fans still feel the loss of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, heartfelt messages from Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen offer a touching look at how Eddie’s legacy profoundly impacted his family.
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