Eddie Van Halen’s Final Request Revealed

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Eddie Van Halen, a beloved rock star, left a lasting impact on music and on those closest to him. In a recent interview with People magazine, his family shared intimate details about Eddie’s final days and his last request, painting a picture of a man who cherished simple comforts even in his last moments.

Valerie Bertinelli Reflects on Eddie’s Final Days and Comforting Wishes

Eddie’s wife, Valerie Bertinelli, opened up about the challenging days leading up to his passing. During the interview, she discussed how they tried to bring normalcy and comfort to Eddie while he was in the hospital. Despite his serious condition, one of Eddie’s last wishes was remarkably relatable — he wanted pizza, a favorite treat of his, to be enjoyed in his presence by those he loved. Valerie recalls the moment with a sense of tender remembrance. She explained:

“I forget who suggested it, but we were like, ‘Should we have pizza?’ … Because he couldn’t eat, and the last thing Ed really wanted was pizza. He loved pizza and burritos, so we had pizza in his hospital room. I hope people don’t think that’s morbid.”

This simple gesture was a poignant reminder of Eddie’s enduring love for life’s simple pleasures, even as he faced his final hours. The decision to order pizza wasn’t about the food itself but what it represented — a normalcy and enjoyment that Eddie wished to share with his loved ones one last time.

In her memoir, ‘Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today,’ Valerie delved deeper into those final moments. She shared Eddie’s last words which were filled with love and a deep connection with his family. His parting words were a testament to his character, always putting his loved ones first even in his most vulnerable moments. Valerie quotes:

“‘I love you’ are the last words Ed says to Wolfie and me, and they are the last words we say to him before he stops breathing.”


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Celebrating Eddie’s Life: Embracing Joy and Remembrance in Grief

The atmosphere in the room after Eddie’s passing was a mixture of sorrow and celebration of his life. According to Valerie, laughter soon replaced tears as family members shared amusing and heartwarming stories about Eddie. They found comfort in humor, reflecting Eddie’s own approach to life. Valerie recalls this transition in the room with a quote that highlights the sudden shift in emotion:

“Suddenly, all of us are cracking up. We laugh — and it is so much better than crying.”

Eddie and Valerie shared 20 years of marriage, during which they built a life filled with memories both grand and everyday. Even in his darkest days, Eddie’s spirit and love for joy did not waver. His final wish for pizza in a hospital room symbolizes more than just a craving; it was a reminder of happier times shared with family, a testament to his enduring spirit and zest for life.

Throughout his battle with cancer, and even in facing death, Eddie Van Halen exuded a strength and love that resonated deeply with his family.