By | October 10, 2020
Eddie Van Halen death-obituary

The death of Eddie Van Halen has been a big loss to music fans around the world who mourn his passing of iconic Van Halen rock star Eddie Van Halen.

Eddie Van Halen cause of death – Eddie Van Halen dead : obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: October 6, 2020
  • Age: 65-year-old
  • Cause of death: throat cancer

How did Eddie Van Halen die, Cause of death ?

Van Halen, who died Tuesday of throat cancer at 65, was the son of Dutch and Indonesian immigrants and spent his childhood in the Netherlands.

Music fans have taken to their social media pages to honor his legacy as one of the all-time greatest guitarists, fans are also highlighting past interviews describing his encounters with painful racism and discrimination because of his mixed race in his early years.

His former bandmate David Lee Roth, a fellow rock superstar, once revealed on the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” just how painful the experience was for the young Van Halen and his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen.

In the 2019 interview, Roth described how poorly the Van Halens’ parents were treated because of their mixed-race relationship in the 1950s.

Eddie Van Halen tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Sonia Keizer wrote;

When kids chanted racially charged nursery rhymes (Chinese, Japanese…)at my bro and I my mom told us about the Van Halen brothers who were Indonesian and Dutch to make us feel proud about our heritage. I am truly sad to hear about Eddie’s passing.

usembassyjkt wrote;

Saddened by the passing of Eddie Van Halen, the American rock legend with Indonesian heritage. Thank you for inspiring so many. 🎸Selamat jalan, Eddie! #RIPEddieVanHalen

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