The legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has lost his battle with throat cancer today. This was announced by son Wolfgang on twitter. EVH dies at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica surrounded with his wife Janie, son Wolfgang and brother Alex.
From what was told, in his last 72 hours his health really took a turn for the worse. The medical team discovered that his cancer had spread to his brain and other organs.
Eddie has been living with the cancer for a number of years and has sought treatment around the world.
He was seen at numerous events and life seemed to be better from a fans perspective. There are many pictures circulating with him taking pictures at concerts with fans.