Eddie Van Halen, the renowned lead guitarist of iconic rock group Van Halen, has died, according to a social media post by his son. He was 65.
Eddie Van Halen, legendary lead guitarist for the wildly popular hard-rock band Van Halen, has died of cancer at 65. The guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen died of throat cancer on Oct. 6. He will be remembered for propelling his namesake band into stardom. Rocker Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and founding member of the hugely successful American rock band named after him and his drummer brother, has died of cancer, his son said on Twitter on Tuesday. He was 65. Eddie Van Halen, iconic guitarist and founding member of the popular rock band bearing his name, has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. CBS Los Angeles has more.