Guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away at 65 earlier this week, following a long and difficult fight with cancer. Eddie’s son, Wolf Van Halen, shared the news on Twitter, writing:

“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. I love you so much, Pop.”

Fender-owned EVH, named for the legendary guitarist, shared a blog post mourning the loss of the icon. In it, the brand collected a number of #tributestoeddie, including thoughts from Fender Musical Instruments Corp. CEO Andy Mooney. Read the post in its entirety here.

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