David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar & other Van Halen members pay tribute to Eddie
Tributes to guitar icon and Van Halen co-founder Eddie Van Halen have been pouring in since the sad news of his death broke on Tuesday (10/6). Among those tributes are messages from the rest of Van Halen, including singers David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone, and bassist Michael Anthony. Read them below.
UPDATE: We previously included an Instagram post we thought was from co-founder and percussionist Alex Van Halen, but we've since discovered was from a role-playing account. We've since removed it. The real message from Alex reads, "Hey, Ed. Love you. See you on the other side. Your brother, Al."
Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, (who replaced Michael Anthony in VH in 2006) also paid tribute to his father, as did Valerie Bertinelli, his mother and Eddie's ex-wife. Read their messages below, as well.
Eddie's widow Janie Liszewski, his wife of ten years, penned a heartbreaking tribute.