Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to the family and all the many fans for the passing of Eddie Van Halen. As you grieve may God be with you and comfort you all at this time.

Posted by - IL   November 24, 2020

Guitar god will be missed forever rip

Posted by Marsha Trujillo - Burbank, CA   November 24, 2020

I miss you Ed...you still owe me one guitar lesson...I'll collect later when I see you brother.

Posted by Marc Bruder - Santa Monica, CA - brother   November 24, 2020

Have listened to van halen from the beginning an innovator of new ways to play the axe you will be truly missed my condolences to the family for your loss as well as ours the fans.

Posted by Dennis mealer - Verden, OK   November 23, 2020

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Thank you Eddie for the beautiful music. RIP You will be forever in our hearts ♥

Posted by Cheryl Ford - Cliffwood Beach, NJ   November 23, 2020

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You will be missed RIP Eddie

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2020

RIP Eddie, VanHalen was such a part of my life as a young adult. Listening to your music on the radio brings joy to my heart. Although we never met I feel as if I knew you. God bless as you watch over your family. Your an Angel, spread your wings. ❤

Posted by Cheryl Ford - Cliffwood Beach, NJ   November 23, 2020

The inspiration for a lot of people who dreamed of being guitar players even if it's only in a mirror god speed

Posted by David Hollis - Clarksville, TN   November 23, 2020

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YOU ARE THE GREATEST EVER, BOTH AS A MUSICIAN AND BEING HUMAN! THANK YOU KINDLY!

Posted by JASON NAKAGAWA - MARINA DEL REY, CA - acquaintance   November 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing your talent and music. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Eddie.

Posted by Brenda Wells - WA   November 23, 2020

Prayers and condelences to Eddie's familiy, friends, and fans who are mourning your loss.
GOD bless you Eddie Halen, may you rest in peace.
Thank you for sharing music with the world, you have changed many lives and have more than fulfilled your purpose here. You were the best of thw best! See you on the other side one day.

Posted by Todd Rutledge - O Fallon, MO - friend   November 23, 2020

Rest in peace the greatest guitar player that ever lived. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Richard Bailey - NY   November 22, 2020

My condolences to his family. He will be missed by a whole generation!

Posted by James Prano - Mesa, AZ - friend   November 22, 2020

Eddie, I cant imagine my life without your music, every Van Halen's song, make part of one great moment that I have. You are a friend that will continue with me forever! And one day we gonna meet us again, for a long talk like old friends! Thanks for your accomplishment! We are always in my heart. See you soon! My geat friend!

Posted by Daniel Camargo - Kennesaw, GA - significant_other   November 22, 2020

End of an ERA as we knew it....Rest peaceful my friend

Posted by Derrick Killian - Huntley, IL - friend   November 22, 2020

Still heartbroken. Not only because of the great music VH made but he was a special person as well. Prayers for Wolfie, Alex, Janie and all who are mourning him. Rest in peace, Eddie.

Posted by Roxy - OH   November 22, 2020

My heart is broken...my prayers go out to his family...when I look up to the sky and you see the brightest twinkling star..that's Eddie looking down at you Wolfgang listening to you sing your beautiful song "Distance" to him and saying " I love you back son...never out of sight out of mind but Distance makes the heart grow fonder ❤

Posted by Doris Hoffman - Erial, NJ - friend   November 22, 2020

I was 17 when your first album came out and although I did not understand at the time I realize now that it was a sonic experience that touched me very deeply and set a standard for listening to other music. Your band brings comedy, laughter, and a deep joy to my life then and now. I am so grateful that you showed us that the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and other musical genius was alive and well in what could have been considered a shallow genre. Thank you! RIP EVH

Posted by D B - CA   November 22, 2020

Thanks for the awesome music and great memories

Posted by William Lauback - Bethany, OK   November 22, 2020

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I was 17 when I saw Van Halen the first time. The 1980 Invasion Tour. Oakland Coliseum. I will never forget it. After that I saw them every year they toured. Sometimes multiple times each year. Eddie was so talented. It’s a shock that he’s gone. Just so sad. So much talent gone too soon. The world has lost a great guitarist. He will never be forgotten. Prayers to his entire family.

Posted by Judy Bellcom - Dallas, TX   November 20, 2020

Rest easy magic man...

Posted by Jennifer Tyacke - Lake Stevens, WA - acquaintance   November 20, 2020

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Dearest Edward, I hope and I pray that you can feel all of the love and appreciation I am sending to you for everything you gave to me and to the world. I am so grateful to God for the extraordinary and incredible talent he gave to you. I feel such a deep loss and things feel very different without you in the world. I will cherish your memory, the gift of your music, your wonderful smile. I am sending my love and deepest heartfelt condolences to Wolfie and all of your family and loved ones. My thoughts and love I am sending to everyone who is mourning your passing. May you rest in peace, Edward.

Posted by Janet - Toronto, ON   November 20, 2020

Rest on Peace Eddie. You are and always will be a Rock Legend. Rock on Eddie. My Prayers for You, Wolfgang, Valerie and your family. God Bless

Posted by Donna Schuster - Peoria, AZ - friend   November 20, 2020

You would be so proud of your son's new song dedicated to you. Rest in Peace Eddie. Vaya con Dios!

Posted by Pat H - Austin, TX   November 20, 2020

TO GREATEST THERE EVER WAS ON GUITAR EDDIE R. I. P. GREAT GUITAR PRINCE

Posted by Gary Billelo - Staten Island, NY - acquaintance   November 18, 2020

Thank you for your music and for sharing your talent with us. Your music touched my world as a young girl and decades later. I attended many concerts over the years and Van Halen was the best! I pray that your mind and body are healed and that your hands will continue to play their magic. Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen.

Posted by Ana Duarte - Arbuckle, CA   November 18, 2020

It is so hard to come to terms with the fact that you are gone, you have been an inspiration to so many for over 50 years. You are and always will be the true god of electric guitar. I can remember the first time I heard your band, my sister came home with an album that was her boyfriends ,as soon as she left the house I played that album from the intro to running with the devil I was hooked, that was early 79 I was 9 years old from then on I always bought your albums, then cassettes, then cds, all throughout the 80s and 90s your music was so prevalent in my life, If my life was a movie your music was without a doubt the soundtrack. I think the most beautiful thing about your music is it was always there through the good times, and bad times alike, from your soul shaking lyrics to your screaming guitar licks and solos ,your music was truly one of a kind. Certain songs mean so much to me because they remind of different parts of my life, growing up,I think my generation was so lucky and blessed to have such a great iconic rock star that we could truly look up to. As all of us were able to see you truly were great in every facet of life. My heart goes out to wolf whom I know must be in so much pain right now, and to eds wife jane, and valerie, an alex I know the pain you feel and my heart and soul goes out to you. May that great man Edward Van Halen Rest In Peace

Posted by gary moulthrop - Torrington, CT   November 18, 2020

I heard Van Halen for the first time in 1978 on my friends brothers 8track. I was hooked instantly. I had the privilege to see 5 different Van Halen concerts.
To the family and friends of Eddie I wish you peace. Eddie’s music will live on forever.

Posted by Mike    November 18, 2020

RIP Eddie, you change the music world with the talent that was never seen nor will ever be matched again. Sympathies to Wolfgang, and your family and friends

Posted by Alfred de Cardenas - Keller, TX   November 18, 2020

Eddie, you and the band have always been on of my most memorable childhood memories. I would get a weekly allowance of $ 5.00 a week and would save my money to buy Van Halen albums. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Eddie.

Posted by Penny Ervin - friend   November 17, 2020

Thank you for your music! You will be missed, R.I.P.

Posted by Nathan Jahr - Minneapolis, MN   November 17, 2020

Thank you for the great music Eddie. I watched your video JUMP the night
before I married my husband as I packed for our wedding and honeymoon.
RIP Eddie. You will be missed. JUMP into the arms of the angels. 11.17.20

Posted by Lydia Kelly - Baltimore, MD - acquaintance   November 17, 2020

Thank you for the dreams of playing guitar. Hope and prayers to family and friends. You are missed.

Posted by Jim Stanley - Scituate, MA - acquaintance   November 17, 2020

Wow, still in shock. 1978 I was 12 years old my baseball coach had just pick me up for a game one day I jumped in the back of the truck with some of my teammates and they were talking about this group Van Halen and how just out of this world they were. They talked about it all the way to the game. During the game a car pulled into the parking lot music blaring and and at the same time 3 of my teammates said thats Van Halen! Next day rode my bike to the record store and from that day on Eddie has been a part of my life through good and tough and always fun. Great memories forever. Thank you Eddie. Now Light up the sky.

Posted by Eddie Elliott - Rowlett, TX   November 17, 2020

Your hands touched the world. You spoke a language everyone could understand. You were a gift to all of us. Thank you for enduring inspiration Edward Van Halen.

Posted by Chris Manchuck - Hudson, NY   November 16, 2020

Thank you for all your great music over the years you were the best you left a lot knowledge for wolfie to expand his music career rip Eddie fly high with angels

Posted by James Park - Mechanicsburg, PA - acquaintance   November 16, 2020

Eddie thank you for showing the word what rock music is all about! Rip you will never be forgotten!

Posted by Todd Sands - Jacksonville, FL   November 16, 2020

Loved his music sad he is gone rip Eddie van haylan

Posted by Debbie Conrad - Mechanicville, NY   November 15, 2020

Eddie Van Halen!! The name is monumental. My sister told me and I could not believe what she told me. Intruder is my warm-up song before I exercise. Oh, my goodness!! EVH

Posted by Yolanda Whitley - Saint Charles, MO   November 15, 2020

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Without you and the band, my teen years would have been so different. Thanks for the memories and great times. Rest easy.

Posted by Jonathan Jones - WINSTON SALEM, NC   November 14, 2020

I listened and watched been to many concerts and it's like losing a friend. You will be missed. Long love the king.

Posted by Phil Hoopes - Glenolden, PA - friend   November 14, 2020

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Dear Eddie,

I'm writing to thank you first for inspiring my musical ability {indirectly} and my love of music {directly}. I first discovered your work at age five while listening to one of Van Halen's records with my older brother. Over the years I got into music from the 1960s {starting with Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel}. Still am. And groups like Van Halen were on the periphery for me. And for years...I had put Van Halen actually {along with Motley Crue} into the category of rock bands with a bad attitude and a big dose of rebellion...

I'm glad to have re-discovered Van Halen and to have found the that they as a band...and you...were the opposite. I'm proud of you for continuing with your music up to the point when you got sick for the last time and for not giving up. And I'm proud of you for showing the care and genuine compassion that you did to your bandmates. And I'm proud of you for playing by the rules...

I cried when I found out about your passing. Because somehow I knew that I had had things wrong. I'm getting to know your music work again. And I'm grateful for the oppertunity to give you a second chance...

Posted by Starshine Ace - KENT, WA   November 14, 2020

Your beautiful smile, spirit and talents will be missed. Thank you for the music and memories RIP EDDIE

Posted by Dawn Arnett - Russellville, KY   November 13, 2020

RIP, beautiful man.

Posted by Donna Youden - Toronto, AZ - friend   November 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was obviously one of the best. Id like to think he's playing in band with Stevie Ray, Robert Johnson, Duane Allman & Jimi Hendricks. Can you imagine? Our loss is their gain at " THE CROSSROADS". Play on!

Posted by Serina Bell - Canton, NC   November 13, 2020

Rest In Peace EVH. You’ll be missed great one. You were right. Musicians play until they die.

Posted by Johnny Cotter - Swansea, IL   November 13, 2020

Eddie, the world has lost one of its greatest treasures...you. You will live forever in our hearts and memories.

Posted by Elva Perez - Rosemead, CA   November 12, 2020

Thanks for the music, your songs will last forever!

Posted by CRAIG    November 12, 2020

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Eddie van Halen you made the guitar sing with every pluck from the pick n every tap of your hand . Your sadly missed and never forgotten.

Posted by Mia Bernhardt - Philadelphia, PA - acquaintance   November 12, 2020

My condolences to Wolfgang A Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli, and Eddie Van Halen’s wife Janie . May you all hold his memories in your heart and know it is no longer suffering. Fly high sweet angel Eddie Van Halen . Your death rocked everyone harder than any guitar could

Posted by Mia Bernhardt - Philadelphia, PA - acquaintance   November 12, 2020

Rest in piece Edward, thanks for the great music !

Posted by Jose Goulet - Terrebonne, QC   November 12, 2020

You are my hero, forever.

Posted by Enrico Salerani - Milano-Italy   November 12, 2020

Eddie was more then a musician to me. He was a mentor, and someone I considered family. He was the main reason I picked up the guitar and why I’m a musician today. He taught me how to love music and how to share it with the world. He was a true legend! There will never be another guitarist like him. Farewell my dear friend Eddie Van Halen.

Posted by Devin Hall - South Jordan, UT - acquaintance   November 11, 2020

Best guitarist ever!!! No doubt about it!!! One of the highlights of my life was driving Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park blasting 5150, summer of 1986, and listening to Van Halen every time they came on the radio. He really enriched my life!!! Thank you, Eddie!! And Alex!!! My condolences to all his family!!!


Posted by Paula Berwick    November 11, 2020

He was a Legend in his own world

Posted by John Buschur - 22158 Elam rd Sunman indiana - friend   November 11, 2020

Rest well Eddie. Thanks for the inspiration.
Still Collins USA

Posted by A friend   November 11, 2020

The best there ever was, the best there ever will be. Thank you for the music that will live forever. To say you were an icon just doesn't cut it. You will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers for your family. RIP EVH

Posted by Scott Cergnul - Midland, MI - friend   November 11, 2020

Eddie, thank you for your passion for music. Your contributions to the music industry will be remembered forever.

Posted by Eileen Nguyen - Phoenix, AZ - friend   November 11, 2020

Tu as changé ma vie !
Merci pour ta musique et ton inspiration...
Mes plus sincères condoléances à tous tes proches et à ta famille.
Repose en paix.

Posted by Bruno MARTINI - Friend   November 11, 2020

You are a Legendary Guitar Player Eddie. You will always be remembered, missed,& loved.
Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen❤

Posted by Genevieve Contreras - Sac, CA   November 11, 2020

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1980: Gorgeous, Innovative musician, very sweet smile...40 years later: Gorgeous, innovative musician, very sweet smile and a really proud dad..I will so miss you edward...rest.

Posted by Sue Knorr - South Dennis, MA   November 11, 2020

Like everyone else, I'm just shocked and devastated by Eddie's passing. There will never be another Eddie Van Halen and I am so glad and grateful that I was able to grow up watching him perform and listening to his one of a kind and out of this world guitar playing....tears.

Posted by Steve Collins - North Canton, OH   November 10, 2020

Love you always Eddie!!!

Posted by Sue Stevens - Neptune   November 10, 2020

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Your passion for playing, your talent, your smile will live on forever.

Posted by Kim Bassill - Brockton, MA - acquaintance   November 10, 2020

Thanks Ed for all the fun and great times.
Hope you adapt to the harp the same way you did with the guitar.
Meanwhile I'll keep playing , I gotta just keep playing !

Posted by Randall Reed - Texarkana, TX - friend   November 10, 2020

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Its been a month since you entered the gates to heaven and you're so very much loved and missed by your family, friends and fans. I listen to my Van Halen cd's and relive some awesome memories of when I first heard "Jump" "Panama" "Best of Both Worlds" and first saw your beautiful awesome smile. I don't know how we your fans have survived without you in this earthly life you graced for 65 years. My heart goes out to your family, for how they must truly miss you and all that you meant to them. I know how much I miss my father, I can just imagine how Wolfie must be feeling. We all have people that we enjoy listening & watching their musical talents however, Eddie, you were one of a kind. There will never be another Eddie Van Halen, and no one will ever play the guitar as you did. You left a unique mark in this world with your talent, being real and your unique personality. Your smile & music will always be remembered. Peace, Eddie, you've earned your wings & now play guitar with all the angels up above. A forever fan, Teresa

Posted by Teresita Olmos - Hayden, AZ - acquaintance   November 09, 2020

Thank you for the music. And the inspiration that will live on for eons. Truly immortal.

Posted by Katie Johnson - Encino, CA   November 09, 2020

You will be missed dearly. I know your playing in heaven ❤

Posted by Donna Bello - Glenolden, PA   November 09, 2020

love you brother rest in peace

Posted by Brandon woodruff - Henderson, NC - acquaintance   November 09, 2020

You will be missed , love you always

Posted by Brenda Bell - Acquaintance   November 09, 2020

You were truly a living legend Eddie, you filled our hearts with your music and your talent. You were truly a genius innovator, an incredible contributor to music and you will go down in history with The likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and so many other artists that have lived And made their mark. Your legacy will live on until the end of time. Rest In Peace

Posted by Jack Weiand - Santa Fe, NM - friend   November 09, 2020

Thank you for the music you left in this world as it has changed my world and life because of it.

Posted by Dean Tedford - Redding, CA - friend   November 08, 2020

I have been in shock for the last month over this loss. Eddie brought so much to the stage and his fans. In my eyes, he was THE absolute best. Fly high, Eddie! You are so missed. Prayers for Wolfie, Jamie, Alex and Valerie.

Posted by Jeanine Mullins - Monroe, GA   November 08, 2020

Helene Isabelle KAMINSKY wish EDDIE VAN HALEN goes to HAVEN.

Posted by HELENE KAMINSKY - Bronx, NY - sister   November 08, 2020

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My heart and prayer goes out to Janie, Wolfie, Alex and Valerie. I am so sorry that EVH was taken from this world way to soon. Thank you Eddie Van Halen for your unbelievable musical talent and your beautiful smile. Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.

Posted by Marie Lackner - NJ   November 08, 2020

Rest Easy Eddie. Thank you for The Soundtrack Of My Life.

Posted by Susan Pasculli - Mahwah, NJ - friend   November 08, 2020

Will always remember Jump

Posted by Moe Halpin - Ny, NY - neighbor   November 08, 2020

Rip King Eddie gone but not ever firgotten xx

Posted by Scott Halcrow - Scotland - friend   November 08, 2020

Thanks for the amazing music! Great times! And making life a whole lot easier! RIP !

Posted by Rick Judkins - Derry, NH - acquaintance   November 08, 2020

sorry eddie passed on oct 6 of cancer i heard running with devil with i was 16i bought every record scence and saw van halen in bangor maine july 30 2015 not knowing that would be the last time!!!!!! you were unreal i will miss the live shows and rest in peace eddie van halen my respects go out too wolf val and all and janie van halen you will be missed but we have youre music thank you gary brooks bangor maine usa

Posted by gary brooks - dedham, ME - acquaintance   November 08, 2020

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Eddie so many times I've just listen you looked so cute together .well babe R.I.P. ed to you play .you rocked your guitar like a God never will there be another with your talent so now I know they have made room for you in Rock & Roll Heaven and you playing in one heck of a band. I will always remember you and Valerie

Posted by Darlene Shade - Bridgeville., DE - grandparent   November 08, 2020

“Thank you” for your musical genius. Doing things on a guitar that was so different and innovative that it was nearly impossible to think that a person could create such amazing sounds!! I’ll never forget hearing “Eruption” for the first time in the late ‘70s, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. That’s all it took to become a fan for life! Truly the soundtrack to my younger years! I consider you to be one of the greatest musicians of all time!! Your impact and contributions to rock music is truly immeasurable!! Heartbroken that you are no longer with us! My deepest sympathies go out to the Van Halen family.

Posted by Darryl Anton - Parker, CO - friend   November 07, 2020

Best guitarist ever! Always happy with that beautiful boyish smile, and sense of humor. My heart and prayers go out to his family whom he was fortunate to have by his side when the angels came.

Posted by Kathy Huddleston - Indianapolis, IN   November 07, 2020

I never had anybody that i looked up to until i heard Eruption 2 years ago when i was 18. Since then i put almost every moment i can into playing and moding guitars. I read everything i could about Van Halen... and everything i could find about Eddie. Though i am sad that he is gone i am happy he was alive all those years to give us great music to listen to. Eddie breathed music...the world lost the King of 10 Fingers and 6 Strings but we will never forget him. Van Halen Forever

Posted by James Varrens - North charleston, SC   November 07, 2020

Meet Eddie and the band in Detroit. Eddie was the best Guitar player in my eyes and I'm sure in many other's eyes.
A legend is now playing for the Angels above.

Posted by Douglas Jerry - NEW BOSTON, MI   November 07, 2020

One month after losing Eddie Van Halen and the sadness remains. Everyday I listen to a bit of his music and look at a different picture of his brilliant smile to keep his influence and his life ever present. Eddie shared a birthday with my Mom and I share a birthday with Wolf, so I’ll never forget this magical man that gave us so much. I’ve watched Eddie’s interview from 2015 “What it means to be an American” several times this past month and each time he makes me smile with his wonderful stories and his wicked laugh! Throughout the interview he shares his incredible humor, his razor sharp wit, his humble nature, his fighting spirit, his deep appreciation for his music genius and his love of his family - especially his beloved son - all without reserve or regret. I have enduring respect for this man that gave us all so much and who faced numerous challenges in his life with strength and dignity. As a lifelong fan, I am so glad that Eddie was able to play music with his son over the past several years, as it clearly brought him great joy. I, along with the rest of the world, will miss this man and his music - and the humble and human man behind that music. My sincerest regards and sympathy to Wolf and the Van Halen family. Peace out, Eddie.

Posted by Joanie Edwards - Delafield, WI   November 06, 2020

Thank you for the inspiration Mr. Van Halen... Your gifts will be missed down here. It would nice to hear the jams going on with you and Hendrix. Legendary!

Posted by Chris Lesniak - Lewiston, NY - friend   November 06, 2020

Eddie was such an inspiration while I was learning guitar, I can't even tell you the impact he had. The whole band with Eddie leading was beyond words and there will never be anyone to match it. I get the feeling he had faith in God and hope he is in a better place making music right now!

Posted by Joel Sheets - Akron, OH - friend   November 06, 2020

I'm so sorry Wolf, Janie, Val, and David.
He was a great man in so many ways. Im glad I got to know him.

Posted by Jason Anderson - Las Vegas, NV - friend   November 05, 2020

How with so much loss in this world, particularly now, can the loss of one hurt so much? I'm sure I'm one of so many who made a habit of playing your opening riff to 'Ain't Talkin Bout Love' two or three times before playing the rest of the song all these years. On behalf of all of us latter baby boomers, thank you for being the sound of our generation. 65, but wouldn't have minded having you around for 20 more.

Posted by SGM David Born - Friend   November 05, 2020

What Great loss for the guitar world, you will be missed. Thanks for all the great music and inspiring rifts
Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Van Halen family


Emede Mireles

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Here Forever

Posted by Michael Hayes - El Centro, CA - friend   November 04, 2020

Eddie! I miss You Everyday! I can't get over how sad I am that You're gone! I know We never met physically! But I still thought that You were talented! Not only that! But You were a legend! And funny! Life Hasn't been the same since You passed! I wanted to go see You at the Van halen concert a long time ago! But I had plans that day! RIP! See You up there when My time Is up!

Posted by Melissa Williams - Friend   November 04, 2020

Eddie! I Just miss You everyday! I know we didn't know each other Physically! But We have been a few times In contact by writing each other fan letters! You weren't only Just Talented! But You were A legend! I wanted to go see You at the Van halen concert a long time ago! But I had plans that day! And don't remember What Day or month You and the Van halen family came to Oregon! I know It was sometime In 2015! I know that was the last You guys came to town! I am so sad that You're gone! But I know You're Up In heaven probably playing music and rocking out up there! RIP!

Posted by Melissa Williams - Friend   November 04, 2020

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Dulcet, euphonious, harmonious, lilting, lyrical, melodious, brilliance, ability, talent, capacity, gift, bent, faculty, excellence, flair, inclination, knack, aptitude, cleverness, creative power, and just plain smarts.

Most of all the best word to describe Eddie is humble.
All he ever wanted was to make people happy through music. He achieved this to infinity
Now you can play with your father again. Sure would love to hear that!!
Prayers and peace to the family, close friends, and to all the fans of the world.
Love ya Eddie! Be at peace!

Posted by Jennifer Davis - Stevensville, MT   November 04, 2020

I first heard you play when I was 15, your music and songs where my biggest motivations and inspiration throughout my life and inspired me to train and finish my first ever ironman triathlons. I knew your riffs in Dreams and Jump off by heart in my head , as they were my songs I sang in my head during long training rides. Im just a little Aussie fan shattered and heartbroken. Thank you for your music and that smile. Im so fortunate enough tonhave grown up in the 80's listening to your music through my life. R.I.P. Eddie and thank you❤

Posted by Kerrie Lee - Queensland Australia   November 04, 2020

Eddie, you are missed. My 7 year old is now your #1 fan too. Fly with the angels

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Posted by John Meyer - Secacus, NJ - acquaintance   November 04, 2020

I grew up with this band made so many memories for me. I love you eddie vanhalen

Posted by Kim dilworth - Fairborn, OH - friend   November 04, 2020

R.I.P EDDIE YOUR IN A ROCKEN PLACE NOW

Posted by jason najman - palmbay, FL - brother   November 03, 2020

RIP Eddie. Thank you for what you gave us all these years. You were really amazing. I've been your number one fan 40 years. We grew up together. I'm sorry you went through so much in the end, but I'm glad your family was there by your side. You deserved as much. See you on the other side. ❤

Posted by Paige Allegrezza - Medford, OR - friend   November 03, 2020

First time I heard your band I was completely blown away. I was in high school during the mid 70s when the airwaves for filled with disco and top 40 tunes that were completely forgettable. Then came the mighty Van Halen. That changed everything for me.

We knew some people in common, one worked on the crew for many years but names will remain unnamed.

My thoughts are with your family during this most difficult time. I pray the Lord to give them comfort and solace.

Posted by Anonymous - CA   November 03, 2020

You were the Best Innovator of you’re Craft on this Planet Earth Eddie hands Down RIP my Friend

Posted by Robert Cunningham - Wyandotte, MI - student   November 03, 2020

You don’t know me but I’ve been a fan of Van Halen since I was a teen. I am very sorry for what you are going through, Wolf and family. I lost my father also. Sincerely Dorothy Castillo

Posted by Dorothy Castillo - Holbrook, AZ - friend   November 03, 2020

You made me want to pick up the guitar. While I never made it to the big time, it has provided me a lifetime of enjoyment and escape. Thank you for the inspiration, the music, the great memories, everything. Rest in Peace, Eddie.

Posted by Tim Shaw - New Providence, PA - acquaintance   November 03, 2020

Eddie Van Halen ,you were the one that made me want to play guitar! My teacher whom was Randy Rhoads was also great,but it was your crazy ,non convention way of playing, making strange noises on the guitar and make it speak,that is what I loved about your playing. And the several times we met ,you were always very cool, but the last time was with my Mom, whom was also a Dutch, my Great grandmother lived next door to you ,so when you guys moved in ,they stopped throwing rocks a my Great grandmother, and were more interested in your mother from the Dutch Indies! So when you met my Mom at a Tom Jones show, you 2 hit it off,and you called her mom and kissed her on the cheek ,which was the opposite check Dean Martin kissed! That impressed you! You are a class act and a legend ,I'm glad I was able to se every tour from 78 to 2015 ,with Hagar left out,but everyone makes mistakes. I'll miss you Eddie ,take care of my Mom, she is up there now too! I'll see you on the other side.

Posted by Michael Skewes - Burbank, CA - friend   November 03, 2020

RIP EDDIE!!!!

Posted by Robert Castro - Sunnyvale, CA - friend   November 02, 2020

Incredible!!! What a life

Posted by Brent Stafford - Millbrae, ca. 94030, CA   November 02, 2020

I wish I knew you, seem like such a good person with a rare talent. I saw you in concert once 34 years ago. May heaven offer all you deserve and more. you will be missed by all. RIP Eddie Van Halen

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R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen ❤
You Are A Legend

Posted by Annettie - FL - friend   November 02, 2020

Dear Eddie,
Another chapter to your glorious Rock god existence!!! Seems I can feel the riffs come raining down. You gave us so very much of you, in everything you did...from purchasing the drum kitt to those last shows I have stayed up all night ...over and over ... So I could catch every glimpse of that smile that lit a room. Alex and Wolfie are most in my prayers these waking hours. I cannot imagine the sorrow... But I can say that wherever you are, wherever those closest to you might be...someone named Suze is saying a prayer and sending a wink as we all try to keep on playing... Is there really anything else at all?? With Love and Huggs

Posted by Suze - Glen Burnie, MD - friend   November 02, 2020

I truly appreciated your genius and watching you have a blast on stage. My heart goes out to you Wolfie, Valerie and Alex and all the lives you touched by your remarkable talent. Rest in peace..... it's well earned.

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My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. He will always be remembered as the G.O.A.T.

Posted by Constantine Dimakis - Montreal, QC   November 02, 2020

You wrote the soundtrack to my lifetime thank you Eddie

Posted by Wendy Wright - Elgin, IL   November 02, 2020

May the Sun Shine On You Always.Good Memories be the thing that keeps You going.To the entire Van Halen family, May God Bless And Keep You.

Posted by Richard Stanteiski - Albany, GA   November 01, 2020

Feels like I lost a brother. I grew up with this man and he was there for every facet of my life . He told me to keep playing.

Posted by Doug Danger - Wherever I lay it down., U.S. Virgin Islands - significant_other   November 01, 2020

Piece of my youth went with you! Rick on in heaven EVH! Your music and smile with us always

Posted by Bridget Tirado - Orchard Park, NY - friend   November 01, 2020

My condolences to the family. The world lost a great musician, but the great music will last forever! Thank you for the great music!

Posted by Chris Lutz - Bainbridge, PA   November 01, 2020

Eddie has always been my favorite guitar player and my favorite band.hes the greatest that ever was .so sad he had so much more to give .the world will miss his talents..luckily..he will endure forever In music..by generations not yet born..until the end of time. The king lives on forever.

Posted by Henry Swift - Paducah, KY - friend   November 01, 2020

Thank you for memories. Sending positive vibes and prayers to your family RIP EVH

Posted by Terry Curtis - Saint Cloud, FL   November 01, 2020

May our Lord and savior place his sacred and loving hands upon your blessed Soul and welcome you into paradise. Thank you for inspiring me to live and face the daily struggles throughout my life . Your music from your heart will continue to be my guiding light until my final days.
Rest in loving peace my blessed hero.

Posted by Tim Bombka - Decatur, IN - friend   November 01, 2020

Thank you for the memories Eddie ,thank you for my youth . Forever saddened.

Posted by Arthur W Bernier - Warren, MA   November 01, 2020

Miss u r entertainment

Posted by Logan Turrentine - Ocoee, FL - friend   November 01, 2020

My wife Daphne and I will miss you and speak of you daily since you left us all. We'll meet in the end, so Happy Trails.

Posted by Michael Miles - North Little Rock, AR   November 01, 2020

Deepest condolences to family and friends of Edward. Thank you for sharing Edward with the world. I hope Edward and family can find peace.
Rest easy Eddy. You changed the world.

Posted by Matt Dupuis - ON   November 01, 2020

I will miss your music. Thank you for so many good memories while listening to your songs.

Posted by Lori Gallagher - NJ   November 01, 2020

Thank You Ed Van Halen For Contributing To Rock N Roll.With All The Love Support You Gave To Your Fans And Family.Kody Dog Is So Cute.Janie A Beautiful Wife.Wolf Gang A Great Son.Fan Of Van Halen.All The Best To You All.Im Here For You.

Posted by David - Altoona, PA - significant_other   November 01, 2020

Eddie thank you for all that you did for the rock world & the guitar you were truly an American icon & inspired many of our lives..RIP you will be missed by us all & we will see you on the other side...

Posted by United States - OMAHA, NE - friend   October 31, 2020

Eddie thank you for all the great music you gave us, God now has another guitarist/ keyboardist in his band. Rest in Christs peace.

Posted by Adrian Palacios - Whittier, CA - friend   October 31, 2020

Goodbye king Edward thank you for the music and legendary Guitar playing.

Posted by Andy Hartlett - Norcross, GA   October 31, 2020

Just know that millions of us would love to have you back for a moment, just to say "thank you " and "I love you "

Posted by Will Kawano    October 31, 2020

God Bless you Edward Van Halen. Thank you for all the music you have given us. Number 1 Guitarist ever.



Posted by Philip Rooney - Scarborough, ON   October 31, 2020

My condolences to Eddie's family, friends and all of the fans. Like so many others he inspired my own guitar playing and Van Halen music was and still is the soundtrack to my life's story. RIP to the one and only legend EVH.

Posted by Phil Torres - Pittsburg, CA   October 31, 2020

Although I never got to see you in person, I grew up on your music and still listen to it. May your soul rest in peace!

Posted by Tammy Cilino - Berwick, PA   October 31, 2020

We all lost part of our childhoods when you left us. Praying God holds your family close in His sweet arms of love during this time of great sadness. I hope you were aware of how many people genuinely love you and your family

Posted by Amy - Louisville, KY - friend   October 31, 2020

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I'd like to say I'm so sorry for your loss to Eddie's family and friends. His passing has left so many of us fans with very heavy hearts! Hope you're rocking the heavens, Eddie and looking down and smiling at how much you meant to the world! Your legacy will live on in your music and all of our hearts!! ❤

Posted by Michelle Causer - Port Allegany, PA   October 30, 2020

Ty for Just Being You, I was Blessed to have seen you 3 Times, R.I.P. You will always be the Greatest. Kevin Haney.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2020

Rest in peace to the most innovative and influential guitarists of all time

Posted by John Bond - Denver, NC   October 30, 2020

Thanks for the sounds of youth Eddie...

Posted by Randy Balthazar - Nampa, ID - friend   October 30, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to his family. He was an amazing musician. My son has picked up and diligently has been playing and learning due to Eddie and his amazing talent. The world will be a lot grayer and less fun without him here. He will be deeply missed by millions.

Posted by stacy dodson - LAKEHILLS, TX   October 30, 2020

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We've lost a lovely soul & there will never be another Eddie Van Halen. Thanx Eddie for ur awesome talent that u've been blessed with & more importantly, influenced a gazillion guitarists on planet earth. God give u eternal peace Ed. God bless the Van Halen family & give them the strength to withstand the pain in the coming trying days. May the light of Eddie Van Halen, shine on eternally upon this universe.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2020

Someone like Eddie shows up in this world once in a lifetime. People can show small glimpses of ones soul, and some you never see, but Eddie had a soul that flew out on stage, and one can only imagine how that soul shined with his family and friends. I am thankful that I got to live in a world with Eddie Van Helen. My thoughts, my prayers, and my condolences goes out to family and friends, and all fans alike. I don’t think I would be alone to say that the world seems a little smaller and a lot more empty with Eddie gone. R.I.P EVH. He is playing a full house tonight. God Bless.

Posted by Michael Lamb - Newport, KY - acquaintance   October 30, 2020

I loved you since I was a young girl. When you think of 80’s rock bands, I always see your smiling face. You impacted my life and I didn’t even know you. You talent is untouchable and your infectious smile went on forever. I will forever listen to your music and close my eyes and smile.

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Posted by Perry Halachis - Monrovia, CA - classmate   October 30, 2020

Van Halen was my first concert and I ended up seeing them 10 times. Every concert was as special as that first one. They played in Biloxi one year, we managed to find out where they were staying. We some how got up to their rooms, I took the Do not disturb sticker from David's room..and I got to meet the rest of the band..This memory will stay with me forever.. RIP...THE GOAT..

Posted by Robert Gray - Gulf Breeze, FL - friend   October 30, 2020

Thank you eddie RIP

Posted by Billy Broschart - Cocoa, FL   October 30, 2020

You what they say only the good die young Rest in peace Eddie Van Halen

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So sorry to hear of the passing of Eddie, prayers to his family

Posted by Marvin Twiford - LAMAR, SC   October 30, 2020

You changed my life when I met you and I thank you for it. Your music always lifted me up when I was down. You made me want to play the guitar, I love the instrument because you inspired me. Thank you, I love you and I hope to meet you on the other side.

Posted by Sean Stanek - Burbank, CA - acquaintance   October 30, 2020

You think your heros will be around forever... You gave every young musician inspiration to reach for the stars. Your legacy will live on forever. You will be truly missed my friend.

Posted by Thomas Ferrara - Tampa, FL - friend   October 30, 2020

I’m devastated and so sad since Oct 6. I have so much more to say, but, there are no words.

Posted by Rino - Houston, TX   October 29, 2020

Eddie Van Halen took every component of guitar playing to revolutionary level's! He was like Einstein, in that some people do things on Earth that we will only see once. Number #1 in my book! RIP he's gone in body, but lives forever in his body of work. He will forever make guitar playing something future generations will scratch their heads to as he took the electric guitar and made it just electric! I'm putting down student as a relationship. Every kid playing a guitar in the early 80's were students of his! Fly high professor Van Halen we loved you!

Posted by Lee Dohse - Clinton, IA - student   October 29, 2020

Eddie! My eternal hero! Forever in my soul!

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You are so missed. Eddie Van Halen you sparked me into playing guitar. I never had the chance to meet you but your music has and will live on and encourage future generations.

Posted by Rachael Ray - Conroe, TX   October 29, 2020

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Eddie is the guitar Angel! His soul shined upon many, his smiles were contagious. May he keep on a rockin in peace. He will be greatly missed by so many! R.I.P Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Melody Morgan - Sandy, OR - acquaintance   October 29, 2020

King Ed (Ace Dutchman), still in a daze over your passing. The guitar world was in a frenzy when you entered & now forever that you're gone. The greatest guitarist in any genre of music in my book. The definition of the instrument itself. I'm thankful I was able to tell you over the last decade my views & feelings. My favorite guitarist & band of all time. - My condolences to family, friends, bandmates & fans. - May your spirit soar forever... R. I. P.

Posted by David La Faber - Massillon, OH - acquaintance   October 29, 2020

I grew up on Van Halen. I always wished to see them in concert. I've always said Eddie was the beat guitar player. Rest in peace Eddie. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends

Posted by Jill scobey - Edmonton, AB   October 29, 2020

RIP

Posted by Russell Tobin    October 29, 2020

You were a gift to this world. Your talents and gifts were incredible. You will be truly missed. May you rest in peace free of pain. May continuous happiness surround your spirit and soul always.

Posted by Stella Passero - TX   October 29, 2020

Much love and prayers for the family. Eddie like thousands of others you are a hugh influience on my playing. Thank you for your music. RIP Master...

Posted by Jim Jernigan - Allen Park, MI - student   October 29, 2020

Devastated , to say the least. You were an Icon , Hero and inspiration to countless others. The world , as we know it , will never be the same. R.I.P. King Edward.

Posted by REG URBANK - Fort Lauderdale, FL - friend   October 29, 2020

Eddie was a truly gifted musician. He was able to get a guitar to sing beyond it's original intentions. Always had a smile and was extremely nice to his fan base. What I loved was his genuine personality and generosity. I will miss you my friend. Condolences to Wolfgang, Valerie, Janie, Alex and all who knew and loved him.

Posted by Colleen Rude - Huntington Beach, CA - family   October 29, 2020

The most prolific guitarist to date... though Jimi is forever king, the thrown is dual seated!! My first encounter with VH was the Fair Warning album... yep album!! Was hooked from there on... well wishes to the family, thanks for sharing this phenom with the world!!

Posted by R. Griffin - Dayton, OH   October 29, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family and friend's , Eddie was my favorite from the first time I heard him play a God of Rocks Roll in my eyes, life won't be the same without him. He truly will be missed . RIP EVH , I'll never forget you

Posted by Cindy Klock - Amsterdam, NY - friend   October 29, 2020

I've lost a lot of loved ones in the past 2 years, my dad, my brother, a cousin and a family friend. My heart breaks for family who have passed just the same for not only a world famous musician but a man and "the band" that brought so many memories, joy, love of rock music and straight up sanity! My condolences to his family and you will truly be missed by the generation of VH! RIP EVH

Posted by Karen Gillwood - Mexican Water, AZ   October 29, 2020

....prayers & Love..to family.

Posted by Bryan Bowermaster - Yellow Springs,Ohio, OH   October 28, 2020

You were such a huge part of my teenage years. Your music was the soundtrack to many endless summers for me. This world is a much sadder place without you in it. Rest In Peace Eddie.

Posted by John Cowan - TX   October 28, 2020

Thank you Edward for your music, your time, and your all. Being a many soundtrack to everyone's youth, you were a God amongst men and you'll be missed dearly. No more suffering, free of yourself with no pressure. God rest your soul and God bless your family. You'll always be "The King" in my book. God Bless.

Posted by Dennis Javins - KIRTLAND, OH   October 28, 2020

My deepest sympathy to for your loss He will live forever in your hearts and in your your memories

Posted by Cindy Schares - Friend   October 28, 2020

My deepest sympathy to for your loss He will live forever in your hearts and in your your memories

Posted by Cindy Schares - Friend   October 28, 2020

My deepest sympathy to for your loss He will live forever in your hearts and in your your memories

Posted by Cindy Schares    October 28, 2020

My condolences to the family. I will dearly miss you Eddie, you were the best musician ever and never will be forgotten. RIP Eddie. Brian

Posted by Brian Brewster - River Grove, IL - acquaintance   October 28, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out immediately to Wolfie, Alex, his widow, and Valerie. Such an amazing musician who had an amazing journey. Such a legend that nobody will ever forget. God bless you and the family you loved deeply.

Posted by Dana Keller - Keizer, OR   October 28, 2020

So sad and just heartbreaking My thoughts and prayers are with you Eddie and your family. I have so many wonderful memories listening to VH music growing up in the 80s. Thanks for making great music that will forever live on and always be in my heart. No matter where I am or what place in life, when I hear your music I feel young again. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Nick and Sue Falotico - Mooresville, NC   October 28, 2020

My sincere condolences for Eddie Van Halen & Family, Rip God bless you always Xoxoxo ❤

Posted by Dorothy Jones - Philadelphia, PA   October 28, 2020

Dearest Eddie, you helped me through the 80's with your smile, musical talent and intense energy when performing. Your spark and miles wide smile will be missed, may you rest in piece and know you were loved.

Posted by Teresa Chapman - Maiden, NC   October 28, 2020

Thank you Eddie for changing my life. I will miss more than words can say. May Jesus embrace you.

Posted by james frank - South Sioux City, NE   October 28, 2020

My heart is broken...

Posted by Ruth Parry - Brackley, OH - acquaintance   October 28, 2020

You will be dearly missed!!

Posted by Jackie - Hagerstown, MD   October 28, 2020

The world will miss you always...The Greatest guitarist the World has ever seen...

Posted by James Monroe - Hendersonville, TN - friend   October 28, 2020

RIP Edward Van Halen. The Rock n Roll world will never be the same without you leading the way. Such incredible talent, a true gift from God. Thank you for the decades of magic you created my friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends, and to all the EVH fans around the world. Peace.

Posted by Boyd Arrington - Perrysburg, OH - acquaintance   October 28, 2020

RIP Eddie, although we'll miss you desperately, we'll keep singing along with the music. Thank you for some fantastic sounds.

Posted by Deborah Freeman - SKIATOOK, OK   October 28, 2020

You will be missed and remembered. May God watch over you always.

Posted by Ron Johnson - Apache junction, AZ   October 28, 2020

Thank you Edward, for being my life long hero. I will never forget you or your music. I love you.

Posted by Rodney Willey - Friend   October 28, 2020

The cradle will Rock I hit replay on the boom box over the summer I was 15 thank you for your music

Posted by Leslie Meadows - NY   October 28, 2020

It's been 3 weeks since the world lost one of the greatest musical talents we've ever been blessed to hear and I still cannot believe it. Thank you for all the amazing music you brought into our lives. Your musical genius will never be forgotten, and you will be forever missed. My deepest condolences to your family, especially Wofgang. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Christina Antolos - Middle Village, NY   October 27, 2020

RIP to the King of Strings.

Posted by thomas tate - MOHAVE VALLEY, AZ - friend   October 27, 2020

We love him so so much...our prayers to his family and friends. There is no description of what a guitar/songwriting legend he is. Is is the absolute best to ever EVER play guitar. Totally sad...so so many memories of growing up in the 80”s listening to Van Halen...especially him. I pray for strength, peace, and healing for those closest to him and the fans that love him so much...he’s absolutely incredible...

Posted by Shawn and Dana Johnston - Nixa, MO   October 27, 2020

You have inspired so many kids like myself to take up playing the axe. I never mastered the craft like you did, but 35 years later I’m still playing. May your harmonics, double taps and divebombs live on forever!!!

Posted by Andy Mutter - Chester, VA - student   October 27, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen. Your music brought joy to so many people and you will be missed by millions of fans. Your legacy and music will live on forever, for generations to come.

Posted by Dawn Epps - Cannon Falls, MN   October 27, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Shannon Schirle - AB   October 27, 2020

RIP Eddie .. you will forever be my love .. I love you and miss you very much!!❤

Posted by Michelle Gonçalves - Toronto, ON - friend   October 27, 2020

Eddie Van Halen I fully respected do the fact that Not only was a great songwriter greatest guitarists they're also showed what a leader icon hero is in role model being the greatest without having the ego like the greats of all sports and everyone in history the greatest have the best attitude and I shy and always smile I miss you Eddie Van Halen you live forever in the memories of the people you've touched in the music and the stories people share about you love you Eddie

Posted by Ryan Redemeier - Tampa, FL - friend   October 27, 2020

Thank you for being such a big part of my life growing up in the 80s!! You are sadly missed!!!

Posted by Ronda Woolley - GRAND BLANC, MI   October 27, 2020

Eddie was a major icon a huge part of my life since 1978. So much love and admiration for him. His music will always be in my heart forever. Whenever i feel sad or in a bad mood i put on my favorite song Unchained from my favorite album Mean Street. RIP Eddie I love you ❤

Posted by Heidi    October 27, 2020

Gone but never forgotten. You completely changed my life for the better. It as an honor to see you play twice and an even bigger honor to have met you. Your spirit and your music will live with me forever

Posted by Frank Cross - Surfside Beach, SC   October 27, 2020

He touched millions of lives....I am just one. God Bless

Posted by Arnie slater - Barboursville, VA - friend   October 27, 2020

Love you man! RIP

Posted by Jonathan Kreusch - Eugene, OR - student   October 27, 2020

Met him only by pure luck backstage in 1985 in Phoenix Az. At Compton Terrace on the “5150 Tour” I was still in High School I was just floored to meet him before they went on, I grew up on early Van Halen my heart was absolutely broken when I heard the news I’m still just in complete shock Eddie was larger than life and such an inspiration to me as a Guitarist God bless his family in their time of sorrow they’ll never be another Eddie Van Halen some people leave their mark so much that you’d think the world would die too RIP Eddie! “Light Up The Sky”

Posted by Jon - Friend   October 27, 2020

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Although I never saw the band but I remember listening to The Van Halen songs especially Jump I was blown away by there unique sound. I regret now not seeing their concert. We will miss you Eddie , you inspired lot of us to become better guitar players. I want to personally thank you for your memories with your laughters and your love for the Rock music .

Posted by Rafi Sebastian - Valencia, CA   October 27, 2020

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God bless Eddie van Halen and family you.will be missed

Posted by philip Tartaglia - Baltimore, MD - significant_other   October 27, 2020

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RIP Eddie .. I love you and miss you!!

Posted by Michelle Gonçalves - Toronto, ON - friend   October 27, 2020

Thank you for all your inspiration and awesome music and making me want to play guitar you will be greatly missed say hi to Darrell Abbott and Vinnie to may you rest in peace

Posted by Shawn Breon - Bellefonte, PA - friend   October 27, 2020

Such a big loss. You will never know this Mr Eddie Van Halen but growing up, you helped me through some very difficult times in my life. I was a teenager when I first saw you and I’m 50 now. The love you showed through your music and how you become one with your guitar was so amazing. The joy and satisfaction on your face made me forget about all my troubles and made me feel like you did when I watched you. I could watch you for hours. You will be sadly missed. I will never ever forget you and all you did for me without out you even knowing it! Thank you, you were loved

Posted by Jenny Mousseau - Winnipeg, MB   October 26, 2020

Eddie did The Jason Becker benefit and when I told him about my father who had ALS, He genuinely was sympathetic and gave me a hug. My father was a classical guitarist who took lessons from Les Paul when they were young. I Hope they are jamming together now!!!

Posted by Laura Esquibel - Los Angeles, CA   October 26, 2020

One of MY Most Musically inner-Soul Guides!!! -jennyvanhalen@yahoo.com. (Not Jvanhalen1 or 2. THE VERY FIRST!)

Posted by Jenny B. - O'Town, FL - acquaintance   October 26, 2020

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Saw you in many concerts and loved everyone. You will be forever missed.

Posted by Lisa Winters - Jacksonville, FL - acquaintance   October 26, 2020

Edward Van Halen made the world an infinitely better place, particularly for those of us who merely aspire to leave a simple mark. Hope to meet you on the flip side . . .

Posted by Janet Neilson - Glen Arm, MD   October 26, 2020

RIP
EVH
you will be missed by many many people
You changed the world of rock n roll with an amazing talent of making the most beautiful music ever to come out of an guitar
Condolences to all your loved ones and fans

Posted by Marion Powell - Gladwyne, PA - friend   October 26, 2020

Eddie,
Rest in peace you will be missed

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Posted by Aren Groen - Toronto, ON - significant_other   October 26, 2020

The World will never be the same without you Eddie! RIP+ Till we meet in Heaven someday buddy! ~ Provost

Posted by Aren Groen - Toronto, ON - significant_other   October 26, 2020

You will always be an inspiration to many guitarists. Your desire to chase tone is like no other in the industry. You were truly a pioneer. You were the reason I wanted to play guitar. God Bless you.

Posted by Angelo Purpura - Fallbrook, CA - acquaintance   October 26, 2020

What do you say when one of your heroes is gone? It's such a sad time. Was just twelve years old when Van Halen one came out heard that guitar and was just blown away! There will never be another Eddie, God broke the mold when he made him and left him run with it! And that he did. Rest in peace man and keep heaven rocking till I get there! God be with you and your family! Rock On!

Posted by Douglas Stump - Stevens, PA   October 26, 2020

Eddie was a real good person . In the late 70s when Eddie would come into guitar center on Sunset The store manager would come and get me to make sure that Edie made it to his car safely. We became friends Eddie would Invite me up to his home What grate Person I miss Him. Laroy Campbell.

Posted by Laroy Campbell - Murrieta, CA - friend   October 26, 2020

What do I say? Just love ya man ❤Thanks for the tunes and my young kids thank you!!

Posted by Eamonn Flynn - Toronto - friend   October 26, 2020

The stars are dimmer Eddie

Posted by Lisa Cooper - Fresno, CA   October 26, 2020

Eddie Van Halen got my attention when I was 12, I never knew so much could come from one guitar, I was hooked....then I saw how good looking he was, the hair the eyes, and that smile, that smile was the ringer....from that point on he was cemented as my teen idol, nobody came close to his looks his talent, or his band.....40 years later I still have the crush, but more than anything I have great respect for the man that he was and for his achievements in music and as a loving father and he was not affected by his fame and he NEVER forgot where he came from, can say the same for Alex, and another thing I admired was the love he had for his brother...the bond they must of had all their life was unbreakable, and he wasn't afraid to show his love for alex....that's a rarity these days, considering they spent their whole lives together, on stage and off....Words cannot describe how high a pedestal we fans have him on or how devestated we really are...his passing was a blow to all who knew him or admired him and there will never be another like him, musically, spiritually, or anyway...may he rest in peace....my most sincere and deepest condolences go out to Alex, Wolfgang, Janie ,Valerie, and all the rest of his loved ones...we were all so blessed to have him be a part of our lives in some way....I hope your pain will soon ease and you will all being my prayers

Posted by Tracy Anding - Salinas, CA   October 26, 2020

He was a remarkable person. Missed by all who loved him. Rest in peace.

Posted by Linda Longoria - Friend   October 26, 2020

He was a remarkable person.

Posted by Linda Longoria - Friend   October 26, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Carla NEAL - Belton, TX - friend   October 26, 2020

Eddie,
You’re the reason I started playing guitar many years ago. I will miss your music and showmanship. I’m hoping to play with you in the afterlife. You’re a true rock legend. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Joe Feigel - McHenry, IL   October 26, 2020

My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Eddie will always and forever be the GREATEST guitarist to have ever lived. Rest In Peace.

Posted by McCartney Joseph - New York, NY   October 26, 2020

Eddie was an amazing guitar player and inspired me in so many ways, when i heard "Ain't talkin' 'bout love' i always wanted to play like him. thank you Eddie for all you have done for us and thank you for inspiring me, just some random kid from Arkansas. Rest in Peace King

Posted by Zayden Welch    October 26, 2020

God bless & comfort the Van Halen fam .

Posted by Charlie Brundage - Niagara Falls, NY - significant_other   October 26, 2020

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To his family and friends condolences :
To Edward Van Halen :
Thank you for the music and great concerts !
How lucky was I to grow up in Southern California listening to Van Halen my favorite band of all time !!!
To His son : Yes you will always miss your Dad (it’s the worst I know ) but I promise one day you will smile more then you cry when you think or talk about him.

Posted by Jill Sloat- Ferris - Claremont, CA   October 26, 2020

Eddie, I love you man ! Rip

Posted by Hugo Osvaldo - Santo André   October 25, 2020

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I was so truly heartbroken when I heard you were gone...it still doesn’t seem real...you were supposed to be around forever. My first crush as a teenager... What a wonderful gift to the world you were. You were so loved and admired... you will never ever be forgotten.
Rest In Peace Eddie❤

Posted by Lorrie    October 25, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss he was the best ever he was my favorite

Posted by Paul kerr - Whitewood, SD   October 25, 2020

grew up rockin out with you Eddie. your music will live on forever. glad i got to see you in concert. wish you could have given me a guitar lesson.

Posted by taryn powell - fallbrook, CA - acquaintance   October 25, 2020

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Thank you Edward Van Halen! You inspired millions of musicians and admirers around the world. I am who I am because of you. Thanks you for the music and the memories. Your legacy will live on forever. R.I.P. sincerely, Shawn Johnson

Posted by Shawn Johnson - Jacksonville, FL - friend   October 25, 2020

I grew up listening to Van Halen in a basement with my best friend Derel and watched him learn to to play guitar, and he was horrible, lol, at the age of 10 as I was. That was the late 70's at this time. We would sit and I would listen to him dedicate himself to learn every song on the first album. We would have our ears practically in the speakers listening to every note. Pick the needle up off the album and do it again til he got it right. Anyway, I could tell ALOT of great stories in that basement watching my friend get to where ERUPTION was sounding good and other great songs sounded really good.
I never could play but watching my friend teach himself to play like Eddie Van Halen and listening to the some of the greatest albums ever made prior to 1984 is something I'll never forget.
1984 tour and starting a show with Unchained. A concert never forgotten.
Eddie Van Halen, RIP , and thanks for making some of the greatest songs EVER.

Posted by Doug Bills - St. Louis, MO - friend   October 25, 2020

Rust zacht mijn held maestro
met oprechte condoleances uit Australië

Posted by Simone R - Sydney   October 25, 2020

I grew up with my twin friends listening to Van Halen and going to beach parties. We went to the Mobile, Alabama concert at age 17 or 18 in 1978 or 79 - wow it was great. Eddie was our favorite band member. Rest in peace for Mr. Eddie Van Halen and his family. Great music and you played some dang good rock and roll. Never met you but they did not give an option for other or fan. Big fan, hope his son keeps up with it. Jamie is crying and so are me, linda and glenda! (our favorite song).

Posted by Sandy sharpe - Destin, FL - acquaintance   October 25, 2020

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gonna miss ya man....happy trails to u!!

Posted by Gord Brant - NAPANEE, ON   October 25, 2020

Thank you Eddie vanHalen, for your music. You will live forever in the hearts and minds of millions

Posted by David Scully - Louisville, KY - student   October 25, 2020

Eddie was incredible on the six string, very original and experimental. Intense guitar player for anything he ever played.

Posted by Gregory Butcher    October 25, 2020

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Van Halen was the first rock band I fell in love with. It is heartbreaking that he left so soon.

Posted by Brenda Jones - Crossville, TN   October 25, 2020

My deepest condolescence to Eddie's family.May his soul rest in peace and God strengthen the ones who left behind

Posted by John Tan - Pasadena, CA - neighbor   October 25, 2020

Your music inspired me and brought me so much joy. RIP, my idol. We will all miss your smile and sound.

Posted by Bob Beecher - Tucson, AZ - student   October 25, 2020

Thank You God for Edward Van Halen. He changed the way guitar was able to be played. He was a true gift from God. Eddie you will always be remembered. You were in my life for 37 years. You will always be represented as the best.

Posted by Rick Boyd - Henderson, NV - Friend   October 25, 2020

Eddie we will miss you and will always remember you not just for your extraordinary talent and the world's greatest guitarist that i have had the honor of seeing play live and up close in person. Heaven is now receiving a angel that can sing with his guitar , RIP EVH

Posted by Kirby Meggs - Arlington, TX - friend   October 25, 2020

Eddie van halen was the most influential guatrist ever!!And even though we are broken hearted for the loss of eddie !!,The music of van halen is iconic!! R.I.P..EVH

Posted by Robert Molina - Davis, CA   October 24, 2020

The absolute Best. Too young/ Too soon. Thank you for being a fantastic entertainer. My condolences to all.
Rest in eternal peace Eddie, but get up if you just want to play.
Love Greg (Edmonton)

Posted by Greg Wolan - Edmonton, AB - friend   October 24, 2020

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Thank You for inspiring me to pick up the Guitar and Play music.I learned everything about music, to building guitars, Guitar Rig’s, gear and recording.Sincere condolences to Wolfgang,Alex,Janie, Valerie and the Bertinelli’s. R.I.P You will Be Missed!

Posted by Dave Monick - Greenwich, CT - friend   October 24, 2020

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Tank you for the music! Rest in peace and rock Heaven with the Greats love our Lord play music for him cause Heaven need a great gitarus in his kingdom .

Posted by Anita Guajardo - San antonio, TX   October 24, 2020

Been a fan, and seeing you live since 79, I still can't believe you're gone. Thank you for all the music, and live 'parties' we all had a blast attending. Your music will live forever.

Posted by GREG USHER - AB   October 24, 2020

Thank you for your music and the joy you’ve gave everyone. You’ve gave me so much inspiration. Rest In Peace Eddie. You and your music will live on forever.

Posted by Jonathon Holcomb - Stockton, CA   October 24, 2020

My goodness, it’s how many days since your passing and it’s still hard to comprehend that you’re gone. The day I heard was like a punch in the gut.
Yes, you were adorable, yes, iconic, but what touched me the most was your amazing, like no other talent as well as how humble you always seemed to be, just an average dude who didn’t allow the stardom to go to your head. This world has lost a guitar legend, but more importantly, your family and true friends have lost a loved one. A matriarch, a husband, father, brother. There’s no greater loss than to lose a loved one, so my sincere blessings to your family. Our loss is heavens gain, and that band up above just became more awesome! I can’t wait to attend the concert, it’s going to be a blast. Rest in Heaven Eddie!

Posted by Cheryl DeCicco - Manteca, CA - acquaintance   October 24, 2020

My husband was friends with Ed in the 70s. He has told me so many stories feel like I knew him. RIP Edward

Posted by Julie Freeland - Brookings, OR - friend   October 24, 2020

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Thank You...

Posted by Omar Vivoni    October 24, 2020

YOU GAVE US EVERYTHING AN YOU WERE MY FAV OF ALL BANDS. REST IN PEACE AN THANK YOU FIR YOUR TALENT

Posted by Valorie Hatfield - Walterboro, SC - friend   October 24, 2020

Eddie was simply the best! Fly free and rock on in heaven....your music will live forever on earth....

Posted by Allyson Rowe - Vancouver, BC   October 24, 2020

God speed EVH... You will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family. Thanks for all the riffs and tapping techniques. R.I.P. GUITAR GOD

Posted by Darryl Benally - friend   October 24, 2020

Eddie was an inspiration to countless musician and a dear friend to my musical ear. Loved his smile and magic guitar fingers. Thanks for all the good times, Eddie. I shall miss you buddy. My heart-felt condolences to your family. Rest in peace EVH.

Posted by Paul Matthys - Nashville, TN - friend   October 24, 2020

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Love you so much, you will live on forever through your music!!

Posted by Theresa Littrell - Nashville, TN - friend   October 24, 2020

Thank you for the music . Rest in peace Eddie

Posted by Joyce Bachman - Norfolk, CT   October 24, 2020

I remember back in '83 I was 6 years oldit was the first time I ever heard Van Halen before and he blew me away even at 6 years old I was blown away. And I have yet anyone come close since. Van Halen the king of electric guitar

Posted by A friend   October 24, 2020

Love you Eddie

Posted by Jorge Borras - brother   October 24, 2020

I’m a voice in the wilderness. What can I say that hasn’t been said? I loved his talent. Loved the music. Grew up on it. God speed, man. Condolences to the family. Many share in this huge loss.

Posted by Hank Watton - Friend   October 24, 2020

You were Guitar wizard. Magic fingers. RIP

Posted by Kim Escoffery -Volz - ROCHESTER, NY   October 24, 2020

Rest easy, Eddie.

Posted by Gayle Maudlin - Bakersfield, CA - friend   October 24, 2020

My heart goes out to everyone in the family losing a family member is always devastating you truly lost a gem. Big hugs go out to each of you. He will be missed

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I grew up with listing to Van Halen. He will be greatly missed in the music world. May you Rest In Peace! Rock on.

Posted by Jesse Phillips - FL   October 24, 2020

I got to Rock with you at least once in San Antonio, Texas. My condolences to your family.

Posted by Norma Vargas - San Antonio, TX - friend   October 24, 2020

You will be missed Eddie Van Halen, it's hard to believe, I grew up listening to you, your talent will live on, rest in peace. Prayers to your family.

Posted by Sandy Kincannon - Lost Creek, KY   October 24, 2020

Sincerest Condolences to the Van Halen Family and Friends, What a fantastic contribution to Rock Music and will be forever in our memories, from all of Australia thank you so much. Rock on Forever Eddie Van Halen.

Posted by Michael Crismani - Los Angeles, CA - Acquaintance   October 24, 2020

EVH threw away the rule book and completely changed the direction of rock n roll for generations. In 100 years, serious music students will still be studying VH. Thanks Ed, for letting the good times roll.

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2020

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A part of us died with News of Eddie’s passing . It’s just too hard to believe and accept we will never see him play again. We love you Eddie. Love to your family.

Posted by Stacey Marine - Sanford, FL - friend   October 23, 2020

EVH: King Edward, Modern Day Mozart.
To Ed’s family and loved ones; I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my loving thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and light your healing path.

I am heartbroken. We lost a giant of a human being. You spoke so eloquently through the genius of your music and I heard every awe-inspiring word. I heard what you were saying with every note. You will always be the greatest guitarist in history and your legacy will be revered forevermore.

I got home from the record store in ‘78, put Van Halen’s debut album on the turntable and from the first note I heard, I was awestruck. Your music spoke to my heart and soul. It felt like home, like someone was speaking directly to me. I had goosebumps through every song that day and always have when I hear the extraordinary visionary and genius that is Edward Van Halen. Van Halen always astounds, fortifies and heals through what ever is going on in life. It’s the best friend who is always there. It is the guarantee of pure, unadulterated joy and happiness. I had a VH Fund in a savings account so I could be able to see them on tour. The riches of all those memories are priceless from my first show in ‘86 through ‘15 and all the tours in between. They were all pure magic and something extraordinarily special happened at every show. I will forever cherish meeting you and talking with you and all the other off-the-charts, synchronistic miracles that happened at those live shows.

I have three boys and all three play guitar because of you. They all grew up hearing The Mighty Van Halen and they are all devout fans. I’ve had the gift on my birthday of EVH solos played by them, inspired by The Master. One of them plays very regularly, his inspiration being Eddie. He took to the guitar naturally and I couldn’t be more proud that you inspired him. They reached out when they heard the news and it felt like losing a member of our family. We will always have a beautiful shared bond through the gift you gave the world and VH will always be our playlist.

Your contribution to this world is monumental. You shared your beautiful soul and God-given talent with the world so personally, profoundly and beautifully through your music. You gave us everything through your gift and through the beautiful soul you are. That’s why we are all here on the planet. I can’t think of anything more profoundly powerful and beautiful.

Infinite thanks and gratitude, Eddie. =/ /-/=

Posted by LCW - Friend   October 23, 2020

Im so sorry for your loss.He was a part of my life for long time.I remember listening to him on 8 tracks. As a matter of fact they were one of the first rock bands I listened to that got me hook on rock and roll.RIP

Posted by Martha Hanni - Struthers, OH - friend   October 23, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother, the musical world will mever be the same!!!

Posted by John Joiner - Silverhill, AL - friend   October 23, 2020

You will be missed Eddie

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2020

Thanks soooooo much for everything!!

Posted by John Hill - Charlotte   October 23, 2020

Such a lifetime of inspiration for myself and others.. I'm still speechless...we're really gonna miss you tons Ed..God Bless RIP

Posted by John Hill - Charlotte, NC - friend   October 23, 2020

Thank you Eddie. You thrilled us all and inspired us to play any musical instrument available. You touched us with your creativity and rocked us with your playful sassy style. We will miss you and remember you well.

Posted by Julie Lushetsky - Friend   October 23, 2020

sew you in 2015 bangor maine i have seen van halen 8 times eddie van halen what a great guy a

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2020

One of the greatest guitarist ever, thank you for all the memories Eddie. You will truly be missed.

Posted by Kevin Moore - Santa Barbara, CA   October 23, 2020

Eddie was/is the best ever, nothing says 1980s like Van Halen.

Posted by Ray - CA   October 23, 2020

Ever since I was flipping burgers at the local A&W in high school, right up until now, now retired and at 59, my favourite band was and still is Van Halen!! The music just meant nothing but good times throughout my life. I was lucky to see the band 3 times here in Winnipeg. I am so sad that Eddie has passed. This hurts. My sincere condolences to the family, the band members past and present, and all fans of the VH Nation. Eddie, you are still simply THE BEST!!!

Posted by Mark Slivinski - Winnipeg, MB   October 23, 2020

Never had the chance to see him play but thank you for all the great music through all these years your playing will live on forever the world will be less with out you

Posted by James Parks - Rio Rico, AZ   October 23, 2020

Dear Wolfgang, Valerie, Alex and Janie, Eddie meant a lot to me. His guitarist skills inspired me to play the guitar. The world won’t be the same without Eddie. But I know that he will never suffer from cancer because he is with Jesus Christ and there is no pain in Heaven.

But Eddie left his mark on the earth by his legendary band and guitarist skills and his Son Wolfgang. My prayers are with you and yes I agree with what Wolfgang said that it would never be the same without his amazing Dad Eddie. I am certain that Eddie is playing with Hendrix and BB King and Stevie Ray!

I miss Eddie every day for the rest of my life

Posted by Joe Bobko - Frederick, CO - friend   October 23, 2020

To the family, band members, and everyone who loved Eddie, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eruption and Dreams will always be the heartstrings for me. The world has lost such a talent, a mentor, wonderful human being.
"Spread your wings and get higher.. higher..straight upward climb"
Eddie can now jam with his father once again
Growing up with Van Halen ,like many others, left a huge impact on me. To be born in the era of Van Halen,what better life could there be.
Rest in Peace Eddie, you'll be greatly missed.
26 Jan 1955 - 6 Oct 2020

Posted by Jenifer Neal - WARANA , QLD, AUSTRALIA   October 23, 2020

Eddie, what can I say? I feel like I've lost such a huge part of my life, like a best friend that I never really met. We shook hands once in 2004 in Hartford Ct., during one of your shows there, it has long been a highlight of my life. Ed, I grew up in South Portland, Maine where your music quite literally shaped our community. I remember in high school we had a special "One Knee" beer guzzling salute where friends would immediately drop to one knee and pound a beer as fast as we could anytime VH came over the radio. For me, Van Halen was my "safe place", a place where I could put one my headphone and retreat from life for a while. Once, I painted the entire inside of a neighborhood bar South Portland with red, white and black stripe because the bar was struggling. I knew that South Portland loves VH and it worked like a charm. People started coming back to the bar and they were able to turn it around. Like thousands of others, I started playing guitar because of you. Bit it wasn't just guitar. VH was just a way of life for me, though the guitar was a huge part of it. I remember calling into Mtv hundreds of time when the top-10 countdown needed fans votes. I've always sort of kept tabs on you as best I could... praying for your good health. As an adult who works in emergency medicine, I concluded long ago that your hard pounding life-style would eventually take you from us.

One of the things I admired most about you was your love for Wolf and his mother Valerie. Ed, I'm a parent of a 14yo boy who lives with his mother. In fact, I was with his mother in 2004 when we met you in Hartford. Ed, you were a great guitar player, probably the best ever IMO, but you were a far and away better father. The most important lessons you taught us was how to be a great Dad! My son's mother, Mindy is the most important person in my son's life, and Tyler is mine. I have made it my life's mission to love and respect Tyler's mother and to make sure my son see's it and knows it. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother and Ed, you were a shining example of that, so thank you!

One of the fondest memory's I have of you was when my son Tyler and I built a replica of you original Frankenstrat. It took weeks, and during that time I was able to bond with my son as were talked about you and how your guitar changed everything. But mostly; I got a feeling of how you may have felt building and tinkering around with guitars with your son.

I was completely wrecked when I heard of your passing. I still tear up when I hear certain songs... Nothing can prepare a person for the loss of someone who meant so much. I have specific life memories for every VH song ever written! So, rest easy Edward Van Halen and thanks for leading the way. We mortals will take it from here!!!

With much love and appreciation;

Ernest MacVane
South Portland, Maine

Posted by Ernest MacVane - South Portland, ME - friend   October 23, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, and legions of fans of this wonderful man, his group Van Halen was known for their hit “Jump.” Eddie was one of the greatest rock guitarists in history and a major influence on up-and-coming guitarists. That is the legacy Eddie Van Halen left behind memorable songs that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Eddie. May his music keep his memory alive forever.

Posted by Tony - DC   October 23, 2020

I am a dutch indonesian guy also and you were my first idol. My room was filled with posters of Van Halen. May you rest in peace , the sun will always shine on you!

Posted by Harry Jacobs - Best - significant_other   October 23, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of the death of this fabulous, legendary musician. My thoughts and prayers to his family. RIP Edward. You were, and will always be the greatest!

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Posted by Ralph Carrillo - San fernando, CA - friend   October 23, 2020

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Posted by Chris Peters - Decatur, IL - grandparent   October 22, 2020

We will hold on to the memory’s and the music, our condolences, Rest In Peace Eddie, and thank you, thank you, thank you

Posted by Carl and Sandy Smith - La Vernia, TX - acquaintance   October 22, 2020

I will never forget riding to high school in my brothers Cuda cranking up Van Halen’s first album on 8 track. My brother passed away 4 years ago and I will always have those memories of my brother and Van Halen. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Your music has brought so much joy over so many years.

Posted by Jeanne Gallagher - New Castle, DE   October 22, 2020

I hope I meet you Heaven ....I never knew you ... But your music lives in my heart...your the reason I picked up guitar...Rest In Peace Buddy...

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Posted by Anthony Dillin - Belleville, MI - acquaintance   October 22, 2020

I owe all the good times of the good music of my 80s teen youth to you!!! (((huuugsss))) to your family!

Posted by Candace Tribble - Braselton, GA - acquaintance   October 22, 2020

Thank you for All the music you gave us man you will be missed greatly. Wish I would of
met you.

Posted by - grandparent   October 22, 2020

What a talent you were and I know Jesus is loving your music in Heaven!

Posted by Doug Planey - Allen, TX - Friend   October 22, 2020

Thanks for all the great music.

Posted by Kelley Crace    October 22, 2020

I am really saddened by the his passing and send my prayers and thoughts to his family and friends. His music was a big part of my adult and enjoyed seeing him in concert few years back. He will be missed.

Posted by Margaret    October 22, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was one of the reasons I play guitar and i owe him so much. He will be misses for the rest of time.

Posted by Alek Graham    October 22, 2020

Your the best. Eddie

Posted by James Silvers - Montclair, CA - friend   October 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful years of your music!!

Posted by Jon Wesner - Kingwood, TX - friend   October 22, 2020

What a great guy and musician. Thank you Eddie and company from my heart.
James

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2020

One of the best days of my life was meeting Eddie at the Boston Hard Rock Cafe and we compared VH tattoos on stage! He was so genuine and treated me like we were buds for the longest time! I’m so heart broken. I looked up to Eddie my whole life and will till I see him on the other side one day. Prayers to the family Love you EVH!!!

Posted by Anthony Doughty - South Portland, ME - acquaintance   October 22, 2020

I feel part of my youth has gone. When things got tough for me I always could look forward to the new Van Halen album and see what amazing sounds to behold. Always smiling even while you were struggling a true hero. I never met Eddie but feel I’ve lost one of m old friends.
Condolences to the whole family .
Piece buddy.

Posted by David Nyeste - Milton, ON   October 22, 2020

Eddie, there's not much that I can add to what has already been said other than to thank you for the gift of your music and the impact it had on my life and the lives of millions more around the world. R.I.P.

Posted by Craig Jensen - Roy, UT   October 22, 2020

Rest easy Bro

Posted by Timothy Oleary - Chesapeake, VA - friend   October 22, 2020

The world has lost a legend. Thank you for the great music, I rocked with you guys for many years. Hearing VH now on the radio, it's just not the same. Fly high Eddie! To his family, especially Wolf, I am deeply sorry.

Posted by Teresa Padgitt - Walls, MS   October 22, 2020

Eddie, thank you for being a huge part of my adolescence and providing me and millions of others with our anthems!

Posted by Wally Thacker - Sicamous, BC   October 22, 2020

May you always watch over Janie and Wolfgang. Rest Peacefully

Posted by Jennifer Tollan - Lancaster, CA   October 22, 2020

Eddie Van Halen, we will always love you and you will forever be in our hearts!

Posted by Pete & Michelle Cordone - CT   October 22, 2020

RIP Eddie. Thank you for the amazing music, you will be missed. Go fly with the Angels. Condolences to your family and friends.

Posted by Peggy Votruba - Jarrell, TX   October 22, 2020

RIP Eddie. Thank you for sharing your talent and amazing music with the World. You will be missed. Condolences to your family and friends. I imagine Heaven is witness to one heck of a concert.

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2020

My heart breaks. Thank you Eddie Van Halen. You gave US your all. I c u jamming with Jimi. XO Love & Peace to Wolfie, Alex, Janie & Valerie

Posted by Kathleen Arcuri - Matteson, IL - friend   October 22, 2020

RIP King Edward. You were one of a kind.I have loved you and your music for years.Heaven will be filled with the sound of great music.

Posted by Amy Tortoriello - SPRINGFIELD, MA - friend   October 22, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen.
You were one of the greatest guitarist in the world . Condolences to the family
❤RRR

Posted by Robin Russell - Islip, NY   October 22, 2020

Eddie changed my life along with many others. Not often does God bless us with someone that can touch millions of people’s lives everyday. It could be a happy, sad, alone or in love & his music got a lot of people including me through it. Thank you Eddie for everything. You will be missed, you will be cherished & you will continue what you started even thou you are not physically here with us.

Love, Hug & a KISS on the cheek
Kurt5150

Posted by Kurt Snider - Yakima, WA - student   October 22, 2020

Rest easy EVH...You were a true inspiration to me,and will be missed.

Posted by Kimberlyn Bolton - Buffalo, NY   October 22, 2020

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Hey...................i know your resting now, and though was brief, your time here, we all Love you, and will see you someday.....
its been over a week, and i couldnt find the words to say as i was Sad as well, like loosing a brother all over "Again"
what can i say to let you know, you made a difference to many of us,
and we all thank you,
the times i remember your warm kind ways, often not letting the wordily things matter, only that your kindness showed in many ways, as the same kid that just
"Wanted to try One More thing" and wanted to show others that same thing, often looking for Attention to just be "You" with the company of those who would listen. even if that Phone call when it would strike.
rest now "Friend"
i cant express how i feel, cause its just hard, and what can words really say?
but i know how much you loved your son and family and i hope they will know you did your best to show them your Love for the short time you were here with all of us, i know they feel though to never see you "Here" again but i wish them happiness in there faith knowing you can never leave there hearts.
rest now , old friend
no more pain, no more worries, just rest............
we all Love you,

Posted by Blade Luna - Riverside, CA   October 22, 2020

My condolences may you rest in peace and rock heaven forever

Posted by Frank Alvarez - El Paso, TX - friend   October 22, 2020

Losing you sir is like losing a family member,we all know your the greatest of them all but i will strive to be a dad and family man like you were,RIP Eddie,you were truly loved and admired by all

Posted by Paul Ellsworth - Lake Placid, NY   October 22, 2020

RIP Eddie,you are my musical hero!!! You are in Heaven blowing peoples minds...You will be truly missed. I love you Edward!!!!

Posted by Michael Geyssens - East Moline, IL - student   October 22, 2020

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RIH

Posted by Christine Malay - Kansas City, MO   October 22, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. I know Jesus is enjoying hearing him jamming his guitar in heaven

Posted by Julia Rivera - Union, MO - friend   October 22, 2020

I am heartbroken as a life long fan,my condolences to his family, his musis has been a part if my life as long as I can remember..he was so gifted and talented...RIP Eddie Van Halen... A beautiful soul and irresistible smile

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Modern Mozart
The world thanks you

Posted by Anastazia    October 22, 2020

The Modern Mozart, EVH ,a gift to the world. Thank you

Posted by Anastazia Huryan - BRONX, NY - acquaintance   October 22, 2020

So sorry it had to end

Posted by Joyce Aquino - Modesto, CA - significant_other   October 22, 2020

RIP EVH.. My first show ever was in 1980 to come see you and your mates.. Prayers to Wolfie, Valerie and the whole family who lost a very special man..

Posted by Phillip Dorland - Pendleton, OR   October 22, 2020

My very first concert was November 18, 1978. A then unknown Van Halen, on their first tour, was the opening act for headliner Black Sabbath. I was privileged to have witnessed History being made and will forever cherish that life changing experience. Thank you for all your Incredible musical, guitar and industry contributions which have made this world a much better place. RIP Edward Van Halen.....Heaven now has the best guitarist who ever lived! You live on through your music and there will never be another like you. Prayers to the family for peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Posted by Shawn M. Freeman - Midland, TX - friend   October 22, 2020

R.I.P EVH, ur playing and music makes me feel joy, when i listen, too it

Posted by Marco/Mo - FL   October 21, 2020

RIP to the greatest guitarist ever. Play for the angels Eddie. We'll miss you.

Posted by Tonya O'Bannon - Alvarado, TX - friend   October 21, 2020

He had an indelible impact on my youth & musical career. He revolutionized music & gutair playing. RIP Eddie. You can never be replaced.

Posted by Pam Ross - Houston, TX   October 21, 2020

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Goodbye, old friend.

Posted by Tim - friend   October 21, 2020

RIP Eddie.. I have loved you since the 70s. You are an Awesomely Talented Guitarist and I send your family my deepest condolences. I hope you rest in peace Eddie. Lots of love.

Posted by Lisa Adkins - BATON ROUGE, LA   October 21, 2020

You will be missed for eternity prayers for your family love you

Posted by Kim Kennedy - Des Moines, IA - friend   October 21, 2020

Seems like it was just yesterday when I dropped the needle of Van Halen 1. Your music will ensure your immortality!

Posted by John Reece - Olathe, KS - student   October 21, 2020

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RIP No more Pain

Posted by A friend   October 21, 2020

Eddie, Van Halen is my driving music as long as can remember 25 years or better. You guys have kept my road rage to a minimum playing air drums and guitar. I have rocked out and gotten hammered to your music . Never was able to see you in concert but when I make it to heaven with y’all we are going to listen to heavenly music with you and all the greats.. I will always remember that smile like you are up to no good. RIP Eddie thanks for the music you left us and a son to carry it on however he wants.

Posted by Tina Crosby Rich - Johns Island, SC - friend   October 21, 2020

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Dearest Edward, the world feels so different without you in it. I can feel it. I thank you for everything you gave to all of us - your music, your heart, your spirit, your unforgettable smile, the person you were. I thank God for the gift he gave you of your incredible, extraordinary talent. My heart is so heavy and my tears keep filling my eyes. I never had the blessing of meeting you, and yet I am feeling so very, very sad and emotional that we have lost you. I am sending my deepest heartfelt condolences, my thoughts, my prayers and my love to all of your family, your friends and your loved ones. I send my thoughts and my love to all who have never met you, but who are mourning your passing and will cherish your memory. Your music will live on and so will your spirit - I feel it every time I listen to your music. Heaven's house band is surely rocking like it never has before! May you rest in peace, Edward Van Halen. You are deeply loved and will be so greatly missed. With love from Janet in Toronto.

Posted by Janet Kingsley    October 21, 2020

I am sad to hear that Eddie has passed. I believe heaven has gained an angel. His acoustical and bass guitar playing was obviously a good talent that Eddie shared . He was valued and cared about much. The lights shine brightest when your talent and music is on. That twinkle in your eyes so nice to see . No more tears or pain . Sending prayers and healing to all friends and family who he knows.

Sincerely,
Traci

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An inspiration to all - thank you for all the great music you gave us while you were here on earth. You were a big part of my childhood and are still to this day. RIP EVH

Posted by Raul Sharpe - WPB, FL   October 21, 2020

Dearest Edward, You will always be remembered with great love and missed dearly. You, your innovations, other-worldly musicianship and playing, and every bit of your heart and soul that were always present in your smile, were such a gift to us. Thank you for everything and bringing us such joy. Life isn't always easy, and you were given a mountain, yet you persevered with such grace and exuberant spirit. What an absolutely beautiful example and icon in everything. We will play your music often, marvel each time, and hold your memory dear, Maestro. Be at peace and rest in power. We love you forever.

Posted by Mary - Acquaintance   October 21, 2020

Rock your music with fellow Rock'en Rollers. Rest in Peace. Christine Diaz

Posted by christine Diaz    October 21, 2020

Thank you for giving me the inspiration to play Guitar & try to find my own sound & style

Posted by David Ruf - Madison, TN - friend   October 21, 2020

Eddie you was the King of the Strings!!! You are so loved & will never be forgotten! I had the honor of seeing you play back in 1978 in Cincinnati , Ohio. Your band opened for Black Sabbath. You guys put on a hell of a show. I will never forget it! Thank you for all the years of your iconic music. Rest in Peace. Love always from your #1 Fan , Tammy Mason

Posted by Tammy Mason - Dundee, OH   October 21, 2020

Thank you for giving me hope in my life...

Posted by Mario Alie - Sherbrooke, QC - acquaintance   October 21, 2020

Van Halen was a big part of my young life. May you play on the wings of angels. RIP

Posted by Daveene Lawhon - San Jose, CA   October 21, 2020

Your music was there to make bad days better and good days great...thanks Ed..will play your music until its my time..rest easy..

Posted by Michael Semonish - Barnegat, NJ   October 21, 2020

R.I.P. Edward Lodewijk Van Halen we will NEVER forget YOU and your mind blowing beyond AWESOME phenomenal guitar playing and your music all together including your down to earth presence,beautiful soul and distinctive personality that was quick to adhere to anyone! you were and always will be my biggest and best influence.you were just beyond AMAZING and I could go on and on about how you were one of God's most AWESOME creations and I will go on and on about you as long as I'm alive! in closing,God Bless your soul and your family,We love you EVH!!
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Posted by Gary Brandt - Santa Cruz, CA   October 21, 2020

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You will be missed Edward Van Halen!!

Posted by Kristina Thompson - Brownsburg, IN - acquaintance   October 21, 2020

I just wanted to say when I first heard Van Halen, It was my teen years in mid to late 70 s and Van Halen rocked many of party's with my friends and our high school lunchroom on the jukebox and still to this day in my late 50s I love to hear Van Halen! Brings back awesome memories! Thank you Eddie and may you rock the heavens forever! Vikki from
Chicago

Posted by Victoria Tomcko - WAUCONDA, IL   October 21, 2020

He will be loved and missed.by many. My thoughts and prayers to his friends and family

Posted by Janet Potter - Oldsmar, FL   October 21, 2020

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HAPPY , HUMP DAY TO YOU !!!!!!!!!! BROTHER JAMES 2:15 ........

Posted by EDWARD DAVID CULLEN - ATTLEBORO, MA   October 21, 2020

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EDDIE VAN HALEN..WHAT A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE, KILLER HAIR & A BEAUTIFUL SOUL HE WAS & WILL ALWAYS BE...HEAVEN WAS SENT A BRILLIANT, TALENTED & WORLD-CLASS MUSICIAN OF WHOM WE WILL ALL DEEPLY MISS BUT ARE ALL SOO INCREDIBLY LUCKY TO HAVE HIS MUSIC FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS! PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS ENTIRE FAMILY, FRIENDS & EVERY VAN HALEN FAN..RIP EDDIE, SOO MUCH LOVE!!! MAX AND MONA RODRIGUEZ FELTON, DELAWARE

Posted by A friend   October 21, 2020

Thank you Eddy for all you were. My teenage years is when your music started to affect me and how I "judged" other guitar players.

You will truly be missed.

Posted by Richard Mcleroy - Pasadena, CA   October 21, 2020

Thankyou for helping me Ed.

Posted by Hadley McIntyre - Keithville, LA   October 21, 2020

Edward with whom I share my middle name with was was the most exciting part of my childhood how many times I watched live with out a net even figuring out how to record in from tv to tape so I could listen in my car never heard anything like you and nobody ever will again so them fools that went before you how's it's done rest in peace Edward van halen love always George Edward Cunningham

Posted by George Cunningham - Vacaville, CA   October 21, 2020

I can remember hearing Van Halen for the first time in 1978, I was a high school freshman. I had never heard any musician play a guitar the way Eddie Van Halen did...it was mesmerizing. Their music carried me all the way through high school, and even college, and I still listen today. One thing I know for sure, is the music that is played in heaven today sounds so much sweeter with Eddie on lead guitar. I can envision the angels, tilting their heads in the direction of all the beautiful melodies Eddie creates. R. I. P. Dear Eddie Van Halen✝

Posted by Jenifer Porter - STERLING, CO   October 21, 2020

Such an iconic rock star. His music will be enjoyed forever. Especially 'Why Can't This Be Love', Runnin' With The Devil', 'Jump', 'Love Walks In' and 'When It's Love'. Why he doesn't appear on the list of celebrity deaths in music I don't understand. R.I.P. Eddie

Posted by Marco van den Brink - Rutherglen   October 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family over your loss. The world has lost a gifted musician who will be missed. RIP Eddy Van Halen & Thank you

Posted by Darlene Robinson - Toronto, ON   October 21, 2020

The sound track of me & all my friends through teenage years. The best rock n roll guitarist w/no ego...that’s class. You will be missed & immeasurably by your family. Prayers to Wolf & Van Halen family.

Posted by Karina    October 21, 2020

The sound track of me & all my friends through teenage years. The best rock n roll guitarist w/no ego...that’s class. You will be missed & immeasurably by your family. Prayers to Wolf & Van Halen family.

Posted by Karina    October 21, 2020

The sound track of me & all my friends through teenage years. The best rock n roll guitarist w/no ego...that’s class. You will be missed & immeasurably by your family. Prayers to Wolf & Van Halen family.

Posted by Karina    October 21, 2020

RIP Eddie, the legend may be gone, but will never be forgotten

Posted by Roger Ray - Abernathy, TX   October 21, 2020

The world will never be the same

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Posted by A friend   October 20, 2020

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Still so sad WE HAVE TO KEEP IT TOGETHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS ROCK N ROLL NEVER DIES THE WOLFE GOING MAKE DAD PROUD HANG IN THERE ALEX VAL AND JAMIE EDDIE'S LOOKING DOWN ON US DON'T FORGET

Posted by Ruben Nunez - Claremont, CA   October 20, 2020

What do you say about EVH? The fact is, there’s too much to say so I’ll keep it brief. Thank you for the music and for changing the way we all play and think about the guitar! Love you man!

Posted by Nathan Pullin - Waxahachie, TX - student   October 20, 2020

I met Eddie and the band through a mutual friend just before their Warner's contract. My friend took me backstage at Gazzari's and I got to meet them way before their fame. I was young, insecure but Eddie seemed to sense this and sat on the couch opposite of mine. He started jamming solo smiling at me, playing like I had never heard before (I was a classically trained singer at the time). He thrust his guitar in the air with his body smiling that cute grin. He was so down to earth and not snobby at all. He totally made me feel welcome. I later was privy to the band talking about offers including Warner Bros and they laughed like little boys about another offer of playing with Flo and Eddie! I met Eddie a couple of other times after that. So cool I was there to witness the beginning. I later saw an interview on YouTube in his later life where he revealed his genius by explaining the musicality of breaking down his Amp to get just the sound he wanted... thanks for making me feel included! I will never forget!

Posted by Barbara - Pasadena, CA - acquaintance   October 20, 2020

Thank you eddie van halen for the great music you shared with us. You will be forever missed.

Posted by Lisa lewis - Dayton, OH   October 20, 2020

Thank you Eddie for giving us so many years of some of the finest Hard rock music ever composed!!

Posted by Phil Fischella - Glendora, CA - friend   October 20, 2020

I'll Miss You Friend!!

Posted by Roberto Fraga - El Paso, TX - friend   October 20, 2020

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Thank you for the music! Eddie. Believe me you are missed!

Posted by Sandy Jas - Oakland, FL - acquaintance   October 20, 2020

Eddie as a guitar player myself I wouldn't nearly be the same if it wasn't for the first van halen record and eruption everything you did weather it was with Sammy or David it was gold you're severely missed in the music world I thank you for everything I learned from you the world will never be the same R.I.P. Eddie

Posted by Garrett Tanner - Huntington, IN   October 20, 2020

My deepest condolences to his WHOLE family immediate, and extended.

I'm not sure if we understood the scope his influence would have when VH first came out, but as time went on he changed guitar, and music forever.

He didn't just bang out a bunch of power chords, and play as fast as he could just for the heck of it. Everything he wrote including solo's were written with purpose, and it's sad to realize that there will be no more of the genius that was Eddie heard again.

However..., he and Valerie did have a son that learned from his dad. Hopefully he can use what he's learned, and produce great music too. Much love & best wishes to Wolfgang in his musical journey.

Posted by D.P. - St. Louis, MO   October 20, 2020

My heart is broken for you and your family and all the rest of the world who will greatly miss you.

Posted by Nancy Richter - CA - friend   October 20, 2020

Eddie the world will miss you! I hope your family names a star cluster after you! Your legacy will never fade from history God Bless the Van Halen family and friends

Posted by Philip Thoma - Brockport, NY - friend   October 20, 2020

Eddie you were my first Rock Idol.. a poster of you was on the back of my bedroom door for many years.. Thank you for all the amazing music and memories.. so glad I saw you 6 times it was great every single time. RIP you've earned it but we will all miss you down here.. Fly Hi EVH

Posted by LAINA FERRARESI - Algonquin, IL   October 20, 2020

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thank you for some of the best music i've ever heard! R.I.P. EVH! Prayers for all.. especially Wofie and Valerie...

Posted by cindy surber - Stanford, KY   October 20, 2020

He was an amazing guitarist whose enthusiasm and showmanship were outstanding. I'm sorry he is gone from this physical world, but his spirit will live on forever, as will his music. Thanks for everything.

Posted by Carl Hardwick - Scottsdale, AZ   October 20, 2020

You will be missed. The day the music stopped was Oct 6th. The most amazing guitarist and person of all passed. You made a ton of people happy, and turned a lot of people into guitarists and your music will always live.

Posted by Eric Sockwell - Atlanta, GA   October 20, 2020

The magic that you brought to us for over 40 years won't be forgotten, and you will never be forgotten. The one of a kind happiness that you brought to us can't be replicated, your beautiful smile with your spirit shining throught will be with us forever. What a pioneer, love and light to your family sweet man.

Posted by Jenni - FL   October 20, 2020

Thank you Eddie.

Posted by Matthew Calcaterra - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI   October 20, 2020

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Rest In Peace Eddie you will forever be with us

Posted by Becky Cushman - Enid, OK   October 20, 2020

God blessed us with you for a brief time but has now called you home...and for the time you were here the world is a much better place for the legacy you have left behind and the positive impact you have made in the lives of all of us that you knowingly and unknowingly made extended family through the bond we made through your music. We love and miss you dearly and will not mourn your death but rejoice in the gift that God gave us when he blessed us with you Ed. See you on the other side brother!!

Posted by Duane Kroneck - MIAMISBURG, OH - friend   October 20, 2020

You will be missed

Posted by jeff G - Victoria - acquaintance   October 20, 2020

That grin. That hair. That man. These tears.

Posted by Molly Bowling - Dayton, OH   October 20, 2020

Prayers to the family Eddie was a true gift we all got to share.Eddie will be missed and forever remembered Rest in peace Eddie.

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Eddie Van Halen I’m amazed that I got to see the best guitarist Nov. 1986 Cow Palace San Francisco, CA as you sat down at the edge of the stage put a cigarette on the guitar and smoked Rock n roll is what we got to enjoy. I was pregnant with my first child and had a great and safe time I’m from Santa Clara San Jose, CA and my generation all loved Van Halen. People say Van Halen was etched in school book covers and yes they were and etched in school desks Blackford High. My husband that has also passed had the opportunity to see Van Halen at the US Festival he always said Eddie Van is the best guitarist. Rock on we all loved Van Halen and Eddies amazing sound Thank you from many San Jose Santa Clara Rockers

Posted by Laura - WA   October 20, 2020

I can't stop thinking about you are not with us... I grow up with you .. you Will be Forever the Number One .. One of a kind..
Huge hug to Wolf and Van Halen Family..
Thks to be parti of me Eddie.

Posted by Andrea Malandrini - Saronno   October 20, 2020

I love you Eddie Van Halen you are an awesome musician. Love your smile

Posted by Leslie Gomez - Wheat Ridge, CO - friend   October 20, 2020

Eddie you were a true inspiration to a legion of guitar players from the moment you exploded on the scene...There were many imitators but no equals...Thankyou for the wonderful memories...You can take a well earned rest..

Posted by Andrew Brown - Perth   October 20, 2020

One of the best! He made it look easy. Rest In Peace Eddie.

Posted by John    October 19, 2020

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Thank you for the Music, Mr. Van Halen. We sang with you all through High School, college and now our kids love you and your music. The world won't be the same without you. May you rest in Peace.

Posted by Raymond Family - Greenville, SC   October 19, 2020

Your music will live for eternity! Thank you for the GREAT Music Eddie. R.I.P

Posted by Tammy Norguard - Oakland, CA - friend   October 19, 2020

RIP. Eddie.

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2020

Not much I can really say, been a fan since the first album came out. Thanks for the great memories and rock on into eternity Eddie, GBNF RIP

Posted by Walt "Hillbilly" Johnson - Port St Lucie, FL   October 19, 2020

You changed the world Ed, and that's why we're here farewell my old friend. Strings from chi town.

Posted by Richard Baker - IL - acquaintance   October 19, 2020

My heart is broken prayers to your family . Eddie van Halen you was a true rocker

Posted by Amanda Mallernee - Decatur, IL - friend   October 19, 2020

You were the greatest!! I grew up you. Love you. RIP my friend.

Posted by George    October 19, 2020

You were one of the best, a true pioneer with the guitar.......your music will live on forever......rest in peace Eddie, I will pray for your eternal salvation.....

Posted by Joseph Gonzales - Friend   October 19, 2020

He was the best guitar player with his own unique sound that will be played and in memory for decades to come Van Halen was my favorite band since 74 Eddie was a one of kind person who won’t be forgotten RIP Eddie Van Halen

Posted by David Glazer - Ocala, FL - acquaintance   October 19, 2020

May you Rest in Peace Eddie.

Posted by Terry Farris - LINCOLN PARK, MI   October 19, 2020

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Rest In Peace you are greatly missed and will never be forgotten condolences and love to the family especially wolf

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thank you eddie you will be missed more than words can say

Posted by edward foreman - Friend   October 19, 2020

Thanks for your talent .you made me want to play guitar and learn . Thanks for the best concerts and of course your talent. You will be really missed

Posted by Ned Long - Houston, TX - friend   October 19, 2020

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Thanks for your hard work
Thank you for those great sounds.

Posted by - Dallas, TX   October 19, 2020

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Posted by Hector J Roman - Bayamon, Puerto Rico - student   October 19, 2020

RIP Eddie and may your wings let you fly hi man! Growing up with your music will be a great memory forever.

Posted by Kenny Farabaugh - St Marys, PA   October 19, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2020

Thanks Eddie for sharing your amazing gift with us. This world was a much better place because of it. RIP brother.

Posted by Daniel Belo - MISSISSAUGA, ON - friend   October 19, 2020

I grew up playing a tennis racket just like you played. I'm very sad that you have passed. Rock the heavens bud. You are missed.

Posted by Bobby Steel - kennesaw, GA - friend   October 19, 2020

Eddie...

Thank you so much for not only taking music to a much higher level, but for a fantastic timeline of my life marked by it. We’re all better guitar players as well as musicians because of you. I wish I had met you at some point during your run but it was just not meant to be.

Godspeed to the next dimension and may you light up millions of more minds when you get there. Rest peacefully brother.

Rick Underwood

Posted by Rick Underwood - Grand Prairie, TX - student   October 19, 2020

Saw you in Montreal in the 80’s and it will be forever imprinted on my heart...God Bless

Posted by Christine Desmarais - Laval, QC   October 19, 2020

A God has passed on. Thank you Ed for the music the inspiration and the guitars. I will always keep mine close. The music rocking until my light burns out. Until then it will always be 5150 Time!

Posted by Domingo Gutierrez - Pueblo, CO - friend   October 19, 2020

RIP the GOAT of guitar and will always will be. See you in the other side.

Posted by Willie Thrasher - St. Petersburg, FL - friend   October 19, 2020

made my life a much happier life,got me playing guitars at an early age

Posted by daryll m roberts - hudson falls, NY - friend   October 19, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie. My heart goes out to your loved ones especially Alex.

Posted by MICHELE LINDSEY - CHATTANOOGA, TN - friend   October 19, 2020

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Thank you for tuning into the love for music , and using it to bring out the joyment in millions of souls on earth .

Posted by BEN Guillen - Hewitt, NJ - friend   October 19, 2020

I am so sorry. My condolences to his lives ones. My heroes are leaving to become angels. Thank you for breaking through to shine like one on all of us, before you joined the others.

Posted by Amy Donnelly - Salt Lake City, UT   October 19, 2020

Brother, it is still difficult for me to assimilate your death, but thanks for your musical legacy and for your majestic way of playing the guitar, rest.

Posted by José Hernández - Bayamón, Puerto Rico   October 19, 2020

I salute Eddie from the beginning many years ago. Dust the turntable, flip’n the vinyl.

Posted by Vance White - Sharon Springs, KS   October 19, 2020

May your presence be welcomed in Heaven by all your loved ones and by the legends you've always wished to jam with. Thank you for ALWAYS being apart of the constant musical that is my life.
May your family at home find oeace with the awesome memory of you ❤

Posted by Paige Garner - Medford, OR - friend   October 19, 2020

Eddie, thank you for the many memories and some of the greatest guitar licks in history! You will remain in my memories for the rest of my life! My brother passed away in 2017 and he was a big fan! Maybe you know him now! You are going to leave a large hole in the lives of many people! You had a life that very few get to live and you lived it to it’s fullest! Rest In Peace my friend!

Posted by Steve Schneider - SAGINAW, TX - friend   October 19, 2020

I would like to say I grew up with this group, loved their music, Eddie was my favorite, cute as he could be and I could tell he loved what he did for a living!!!

Posted by Angela Paschal - Ft. Worth, TX - friend   October 18, 2020

RIP EDDIE YOU WERE THE MOZART OF ARE ERA FAVORITE GROUP AS A TEENAGER AND UNTIL THE END THANK YOU FOR LEAVING YOUR LEGACY WITH US YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER

Posted by Brian Sargeant - ORLANDO, FL   October 18, 2020

Thank you Uncle Eddie for putting a smile on my face everyday time I hear your music. Every time I pick up the guitar I will always be reminded to play from the heart. With a heavy heart I say Rest In Peace Edward Van Halen, Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jeff Golden - Columbia Heights, MN - Student   October 18, 2020

THE GUITAR HERO, THE GUITAR GOD, THE LEGEND!!! ROCK IN PIECE EDDIE VAN HALEN

Posted by Joseph Snider - LANSING, MI   October 18, 2020

Thank you for the amazing music. You will be missed.

Posted by Susan Carr - Minneapolis, MN   October 18, 2020

Thank goodness you couldn't afford guitars you revolutionuzed what a guitar can expand and do. So glad you lived the American Dream...Heaven will now be blessed with your magic fingers. A man who could never give enough love and kisses to Wolfe 3rd generation musician...now Wolfe's time to shine

Posted by Paula Allard - Gadsden, AL - friend   October 18, 2020

Thank you for the music and joy you brought to the world. I had the pleasure of meeting him he was a kind gentle respectful man my deepest sympathy to his family and friends god bless you for eternity

Posted by Michael McCullough - Sparks, NV - Acquaintance   October 18, 2020

Sending thoughts and prayers for the family....

Posted by Pamela - Warsaw, IN   October 18, 2020

Thank you Eddie for the amazing music. I’ve been a fan since 1978. Rest well, you have earned it.

Posted by Liz Simmons - Houston, TX - friend   October 18, 2020

Man Eddie was so amazing wish I got to see him live. My friend and I are huge Van Halen fans,and this is so sad. My heart goes out to the VanHalen family,friends,and fans all over the world.

Posted by Darren Dawson - Scottsdale, AZ - friend   October 18, 2020

ONE OF A KIND GUITAR PLAYER! INSPIRATIONAL DOESN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HIS EFFECT ON THE WORLD! R.I.P. KING EDWARD!

Posted by Michael Broyles - Batesville, AR - acquaintance   October 18, 2020

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Master Edward... your legacy won't be forgotten. May your name be placed in history beside the ones who leaded the way towards perfectionism, as Mozart, Paganini, Bach, Tarrega.

Goodbye, legend.

Posted by Chiara Contó - Sao Paulo, Brazil - student   October 18, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie van Halen, you're one of the greatest guitarists ever who took over the world...Thank you for your wonderful music and the memories because you inspired me to become your fan when I was 13 years old as I'm still your fan forever but you will be truly missed and never be forgotten...Rock on in heaven Eddie....your fan,,Heather from Pennsylvania...

Posted by Heather - Significant Other   October 18, 2020

I was a Junior in high school when the first Van Halen album (8 track) lol was introduced to me by my first love Robert. Like every girl my age I was in love with Eddie but so happy when he married America’s sweetheart Valerie Bertinelli! What an innovator. I really can’t compare him to any other guitarist because he was so unique. I only just recently saw the “tapping “ and the “whammy bar”. I have shed many a tear this week. But it was worth it to listen to all your great music and relive the memories. RIP Eddie.

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The Greatest of all time! May you Rest In Peace ❤

Posted by Michelle Martinez - Katy, TX - friend   October 18, 2020

So saddened to hear of Eddie Van Halen’s passing. We have lost one the best to ever touch a guitar. RIP EVH.

Posted by Cliff Stumpf - Belle Chasse, Louisiana   October 18, 2020

RIP Eddie. Thanks for the great music and great shows!

Posted by David Corr - Macon, GA   October 18, 2020

I am so very saddened to learn of the loss of Eddie Van Halen. I worked backstage through both the DLR and SH years with the band; and I remember Eddie as having the greatest, brightest, most engaging smile I ever saw. He was so sweet and kind and funny as well as a genuine and humble human being. Eddie Van Halen was a guitar virtuoso who influenced and mentored thousands. He will always be the greatest guitar master who ever lived and it was my honor to have met him. Rest in Rock n Roll Heaven dear Eddie. You will never be forgotten!

Posted by Katherine Kiebel - Indianapolis, IN   October 18, 2020

I loved you when I first heard you and I’ll always love you ❤
Van Halen forever Van Halen forever

Posted by Barbara - Friend   October 18, 2020

Rest In Peace to one of the most iconic rock n roll guitar players.

Posted by Deborah Fraley - Bradenton, FL   October 17, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was a true Artist. I grew up listening to Van Halen, you are going to missed so much. Play on in Heavan!!

Posted by Catherine Flanagan - Erie, CO   October 17, 2020

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Eddie is my all time favorite musician . I always had the biggest crush, and still do. I love watching him play. I was a teen and early 20's when they really rocked it out. And when Sammy joined the band that was the icing on the cake. Thank you for all the great concerts. Collectively I saw Van Halen 15 times. thanks for blessing us with your beautiful talent. RIP. God Speed

Posted by Sharon Hollier - Scott, AR   October 17, 2020

R.I.P Eddie

Posted by Sherry Davis - Woodstock, ON   October 17, 2020

Thanks for giving us guitar! Heaven will never be silent

Posted by Michael Dellapenta - Moseley, VA - friend   October 17, 2020

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SHALOM , TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER CORINTHIANS 1:11:16-1:11:34 .......... MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ......... PETER 22:03:22 ........ & HOSEA 3:02 ............

Posted by ANDREW DAVID BENDER SR - MARCO ISLAND, FL   October 17, 2020

I never in a million years thought I would be saying this. But my lifelong absolute favourite musician in the world whom inspired legions of kids such as myself in 1978 and players from every genre to try to emulate what he did on the guitar, none could quite get it though like Edward could. He was imitated, back then I even saw Country & Jazz players trying to cop his style. He was also an inventor and came up wirh many of the innovations used on modern guitar today as well as being a guitar hero. I am devastated and there are not enough tears. My condolences to Wolfie, Alex, Janie, Valerie and the rest of the Van Halen family. He will be forever missed. And l as well as everyone will love him forever. Bless you Edward! R.I.P my hero.

Posted by Ivan Headley - Kansas City, MO   October 17, 2020

Thank you for everything you have done, both in music and everything else. You will be missed and have touched more than you will ever know. RIP

Posted by Raven Holladay - Birmingham, AL - student   October 17, 2020

What can i say that hasn't been already said? You are the best, Eddie!
We never met but i will always consider you a friend.
Rock 'em in heaven!

Posted by Dennis Borja - Daly Citiy, CA   October 17, 2020

Thank You for sharing your life with us xx

Posted by Deanna Brumbaugh - Port Charlotte, FL - friend   October 17, 2020

If there ever was one person in my lifetime that I wanted to meet...it was Eddie. He was someone who’s music truly made the even worst day so much better. He was a blessing and brought joy to us all. My heart is with his family, friends, and fellow fans. God bless him

Posted by Christy Miller - North Myrtle Beach, SC   October 17, 2020

Ed, you were the reason I picked up the guitar. You and the boys in the band were the soundtrack of my life. You're my favorite guitar player of all time and your brother Alex is my favorite drummer. I play both guitar and drums and it was Van Halen that inspired me and for that I thank you, the news that you passed away I broke down, I cried, I felt bad for you and your family, I felt bad for myself too cause it was over, an end of an era, I've been a fan for 40 years and I can't see the rest of my life without Eddie Van Halen. I have your guitars, I bought your amps, I use your pics, I use your strings.
You and your brother are the reason i play music
today.
I will miss you always, but I wanna thank you for what you did for me
You inspired, you made me enjoy life listening to your music, I will hold on to it forever. I love you Eddie, thank you

Posted by Phil Malia - Bloomfield, NJ - Friend   October 17, 2020

Thank you for the joy and inspiration you gave to millions of people through your music. You truly made the world a better place with your art. You inspired me and countless others to take up the guitar; and, to work to play it at a higher level. You raised the bar for everyone, making it look effortless, impossible, and fun, all at the same time. You created music that spoke to millions, without compromising your art. While we mourn your passing, we are grateful you shared your gift with us. Love, peace and comfort to you, your friends, and family. RIP, EVH.

Posted by Steve - NC   October 17, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. There will never be another Eddie playing the Frankenstrat the way you do.

Posted by Ranee Dial - Ellenwood, GA - acquaintance   October 17, 2020

Will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Jane    October 17, 2020

Eddie, you were such a prodigious inspiration and gift to the world! The music you, and Van Halen, created is synonymous to great times and numerous incredible memories for so many of us. Immensly thankful I grew up, and lived, as you rocked the world. You will be sorely missed. Light up the sky Rock God! Prayers and love to the family.

Posted by Jeff McCoy - Parker, CO   October 17, 2020

Am very sorry to hear about passing of Eddie Van Halen. He and the band were part of my youth. Love them so much. I am so sorry that he was sick. I hope he is at peace and knows how much everyone loves and misses him. God Bless his family and friends for being there for him.

Posted by Jerri L. Holderbaum    October 17, 2020

Thank you for the music.

Posted by John Hamilton - METAIRIE, LA   October 17, 2020

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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   October 17, 2020

You have inspired so many. Heaven has gained another valuable voice in its chorus of musicians. Rest easy Ed.

Posted by Billy Sawyer - Wilmington, NC   October 17, 2020

Ed, To the majority will always be known as "The Guitar God", and that is an understatement but true.
He was more than that...A man beyond measure. I hardly have the words to say and that is hard to do. Please know I love you even though you don't know me.
To say Ed will be missed forever on this side of Heaven is this only consolable words.
Our Heavenly Father gave Ed an uniquely amazing talent to share with the world. He did it with a style and grace effortlessly like no other before. Never to be replicated again by any other, that is something all of us can be honored by. The music left behind is timeless, the memories of the man behind the music is like having your cake and eating it too...the best tasting cake known to man.
Maybe now in his rest from this weary world Ed can say to His creator and Father, hey can i play a song I wrote just for you...I've been saving this one!
To all the fans,musicians, and the VH family I sincerely Pray for peace and comfort that will come to you over time..Our Lord said he will send a comforter to help you. I hope these futile words help you all....Marco

Posted by A friend   October 17, 2020

You will be forever missed. You were blessed with such a musical talent. Thank You for sharing it with us. RIP EVH. Your music lives on.

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Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end. It simply means i'll miss you until we meet again.
Happy Trails. Love a HUGE FAN. Thank you for ROCKING MY WORLD.

Posted by JENNY    October 17, 2020

Such a tragic loss, was truly hoping to see you many more times!! EVH is and will always be the greatest of all time, R.I.P. Edward!

Posted by Thomas Weidlich - ESPERANCE, NY   October 17, 2020

There is no other guitar that has a distinct sound as yours Eddie. Loved hearing your story growing up and how you designed and developed through experimentation your first guitar. What a gifted Artist you have been.So glad to hear how much you admire your father and loved playing with your son. Bless your family you leave behind.
Matt, Colorado

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Truly one of the greatest guitarist to ever play the instrument! Definitely gone to soon! You were one of my greatest inspirations for playing! RIP.....

Posted by James Brown - Portland, OR   October 17, 2020

Nobody ruled the streets and nights like you, Eddie. Now you rule the nether worlds!

Posted by David Thompson - Atkinson, IL - student   October 17, 2020

Eddie ... wow... I knew it was coming, but I didn’t expect it. You made my life and my little world a pretty cool place to be. Thank you for being who are. No time for you to rest... you’ve got a packed house of all-stars to write and jam with. You will be missed here.... see you soon.

Posted by Joseph Cruzan - Greenville, SC - friend   October 17, 2020

Thank you for everthing eddie. I would be a different person today without that first listen of you. You inspired me not only as a guitarist but as a human being. I dont even have the words to explain. But thank you, you were a gift to us all.

Posted by Steve Montgomery - Smiths falls, ON   October 17, 2020

God Bless the Van Halen family. He will be truly be miss. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him, meet his family, hear him play and go to his first wedding. He was one of the nicest guy I have every meet. Rest In Peace Ed.

Posted by Denise Smith - San Dimas, CA - acquaintance   October 17, 2020

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You touched alot of peoples hearts and left a void that nobody will beable to fill. Rest in peace.

Posted by mike sabbarese - huntington beach, CA   October 17, 2020

You were the God of guitar playing....you will be missed...so go meet our God..let him know u were one as well...

Posted by Bobbie Lee - Sumter, SC - friend   October 17, 2020

No way this amazing man is gone. It just doesn't make sense. The world has truly lost an amazing soul. Rest in peace Eddie.

Posted by Brau Demerit - CA   October 17, 2020

Eddie Van Halen wow man what a shock to the world when you arrived on the scene, and when you left the scene, you brought us some of the best rock and roll music a true musical genius, and I will continue to rock out to your face melting solo's until I leave this world. I send out my condolences to your family and close friends, may all of them find peace in their lives and hold good times and memories of you close. Rock on in Heaven Eddie, I can only imagine what your guitar looks like now. Until we all meet up at that concert in Heaven, may you now find the tone you have always been searching for.

Just a true rocker at heart, Bobby Cearley

Posted by Bobby Cearley - Hamilton, OH - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

You live forever in your music. Thanks for the hits as I started listening to the band at 13.

Posted by Laura Richardson - Anchorage, AK   October 16, 2020

EVH You bless us with your talent. You always be in our hearts and minds. Rest in peace you our the Rock God of music.

Posted by John Hodge - Hermitage, TN   October 16, 2020

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My life, as I have always known it, has been altered by you, Eddie. Growing up, you were a miracle, making the worst days, turn around , and make them fade into rockin’ roll bliss. I’ve NEVER have heard a guitarist set absolute FIRE to the masses, with your special gift. Van Halen is now a memory. I love the band, but I will make no mistake: Eddie, you are, and will always BE Van Halen. Your cheeky grin, your modest attitude on life, being unaware of how many people loved you...and what genius you have, not matched by anyone, ever...it will live on. Your Son is loved. He has your talent. Also, he has a loving family. Until we meet at that huge concert in the sky, I bid you peace....and when you can, blow those angels away, on your guitar. Much love... T.Nevins

Posted by Tracy Nevins - Hurricane, WV - friend   October 16, 2020

You were the reason I started playing the guitar. You were my favorite for so many reasons. I have no idea how anyone could play like that and make it look so easy.

Posted by John Williams - Eureka, MO - friend   October 16, 2020

Thank you Eddie...you will be missed, but never forgotten.

Posted by Dennis Burke - Five Islands, NS   October 16, 2020

My best friend turned me on to you and your band in 1980. I have been a fan ever since.

Thank God we live in an age where we can see you perform and watch your passion for the guitar over and over.

A part of my soul died when that same best friend died in ‘94. Another part of my soul died when you passed.

You were an example of what rock and roll is all about. “Just play and have fun, and try to be your best”

Thank you Edward.

To those of you that knew him personally, I can’t imagine the pain you must feel, cuz I’m hurting and I never met him.

RIP Edward

“Happy trails to you”

Posted by Michael Gatto - Student   October 16, 2020

My best friend turned me on to you and your band in 1980. I have been a fan ever since.

Thank God we live in an age where we can see you perform and watch your passion for the guitar over and over.

A part of my soul died when that same best friend died in ‘94. Another part of my soul died when you passed.

You were an example of what rock and roll is all about. “Just play and have fun, and try to be your best”

Thank you Edward.

To those of you that knew him personally, I can’t imagine the pain you must feel, cuz I’m hurting and I never met him.

RIP Edward

Posted by Michael Gatto - Student   October 16, 2020

Thank you . Your music is always a bind between my Son and me. God Bless you Edward

Posted by Jim Curry - Chicago, IL - friend   October 16, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie. You were the best of the best. I grew up listening to you.

Posted by Tracey Christianson - Calgary, AB   October 16, 2020

Grew up with Van Halen. Eddie was larger than life and an inspiration to millions. Heart goes out to the family.

Posted by Garry Thomas    October 16, 2020

Descanse em paz irmão você fez sua história aqui na terra deixou seu legado como pessoa e na guitarra sem você o som da guitarra não será mais o mesmo

Posted by Mauricio - São paulo - friend   October 16, 2020

So, so sorry for your loss

Posted by Kris Yates - ODENVILLE, AL   October 16, 2020

Eddie you will be missed and your memories is all we have now may you rest in peace

Posted by Donald Meyer - Bunker, MO - friend   October 16, 2020

Rest easy brother. My guitar hero from childhood. I was blessed to watch you perform live twice in Dallas. God bless you and yours.

Posted by Paul York - Batesville, AR   October 16, 2020

Thank you for being my imaginary boyfriend as a teenager. I saw you live at 16 years old and was immediately in love. Thank you for that and for giving my generation such incredible music and memories. You are the soundtrack of my life. My heart breaks that you are gone, mine and everyone’s guitar “God”. You are proud to play with wolf ur and I am thrilled that I got to take my done to see you on your last tour. ❤

Posted by Heidi Gannon - Putnam Valley, NY   October 16, 2020

Truly a great loss for us all. Amazing musician and human being. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Rob Barrera - Toledo, OH   October 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Van Halen family and all those lucky enough to have known Eddie on a personal and professional level. His genius mastery and musicality impacted my life and the lives of my entire generation. So many memories every time I hear his and the band’s music. The genuine smile on your face every time you played tells it all. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world .❤

Posted by Mary Lanceta - Louisville, KY - friend   October 16, 2020

Eddie your music was part of my life and although I never knew you personally, when you passed a part of me passed as well, ill never forget all the memories your music gave me year after year, and still is giving me. It truly feels like I did know you.. Rest well my friend, you will be sorely missed.

Posted by matthew - worcester, MA - friend   October 16, 2020

Eddie, you were a true inspiration and musical genius who got me to pick up my first pawn shop guitar in 92 and jam....Your music got me thru life easier. Although I havent picked up a guitar in years, you were the one that i wanted to be like. Thank you for your contribution into some amazing music.....RIP Eddie, youll always be King!

Posted by Michael Anthony - IL   October 16, 2020

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Eddie I was in shock when I heard on the news you had past. Thank You for memories. We listened to Van Halen during breaks and lunch when I was in High School Had a huge crush on you. You will be GREATLY Missed .Rest in peace

Posted by Tamara Gish - Joshua Tree, CA   October 16, 2020

May you rest in peace

Posted by Sally Payne - MI   October 16, 2020

You will be missed. You were loved by many. So sorry... very

I've been a fan for years... love you Eddy. Rest in peace!

Posted by Dorothy Gier - Wayne, MI   October 16, 2020

I was 12 yrs old ,When the first Van Halen album came out. I was standing in the record isle at K-mart, When this guy a lot older then me suggested i buy the VH album over ACDC, Thank god i did. eddie you changed my life with your music and style Vh quickly became my favorite band. And lead me to places around the world to see you perform live. I will never forget your shows 34 times, Meeting you several times and you always being so kind ,courtesy and the nicest guy and the hospitality you showed me, Inviting me into your studio and home when i was out in california. You truly were the king. And a TRUE rock star with a good heart. I love you eddie and i thank you so much for the music you gave us and the years of fun and enjoyment you provided my youth with .As well as my adult life. I wished you could of had more time. But god needed the best there is in his heavenly band. And it could of only been you to fill the position, R I P EVH GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER...

Posted by kenneth turner - redford, MI   October 16, 2020

As a kid growing up, we listened to The Stones, Zep, The Who, Sabbath, etc.. When Van Halen arrived, it was nothing that any of us have ever heard before. The most innovative band of its time. Eddie was pure genius. There will only be one EVH! I was lucky to see Van Halen live 3 times. They never disappointed! God Bless you EVH for leaving such an indelible impression on millions of people across the globe who appreciated such fantastic music! Prayers to the entire Van Halen family!!!

Posted by Tom Lefebvre - NJ   October 16, 2020

Thanks Eddie for the inspiration, the songs and the humanity you gave us. Hope you are in a good place.
Jeffrey Robbins

Posted by Jeffrey Robbins - Wandella, NB - friend   October 16, 2020

No one can ever replace you or your style of playing. The first time I heard you I begged my dad for a guitar and lessons. 20 years later and I’m still trying to sound like you. RIP Eddie

Posted by John Dubois - Fall River, MA - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

Dear Eddie, you were and you'll always be my hero. Your music and approach to guitar playing was unique. I've never felt so deep feelings in my life (except the birth of my son) than when I listened to your music. I'll always love you. Math

Posted by Mathieu Dupuis - Paris   October 16, 2020

It's hard to believe that you are gone!
Music will never be the same.
Love, miss you Man, may you
R.I.P Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Theresa Shore - BOYERTOWN, PA   October 16, 2020

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EDDIE VAN HALEN, You were ONE of a kind! You will be Greatly missed

Posted by Judy Poe - Denham Springs, LA   October 16, 2020

This earth is starting to get so empty so many have passed in the music world nobody will ever take eddies place again I'm blessed to have been there the whole ride with him say hello to dime for us..Rip guitarzan.

Posted by James Fertig - Wakeman, OH - student   October 16, 2020

Uno de los mejores guitarristas del mundo su estilo único todos los fans de mi generación que somos bastantes nacidos en el 1964 de cuba ofrecemos nuestro pesar a la familia y amigos por su desaparición física lo sentimos mucho.we never forgotten rest in peace.

Posted by Modesto Díaz gonzalez - Significant Other   October 16, 2020

Uno de los mejores guitarristas del mundo su estilo único todos los fans de mi generación que somos bastantes nacidos en el 1964 de cuba ofrecemos nuestro pesar a la familia y amigos por su desaparición física lo sentimos mucho.

Posted by Modesto Díaz gonzalez    October 16, 2020

A never-ending tone chaser, with second to none, melodic feel in his playing. Iconic musicians simply can't be replaced. Eddie , like Jimi Hendrix, were a sign of there times, when the music industry desperately needed a jolt, and a shot in the arm with a new sense of purpose and leadership to take music into a different atmosphere. R.I.P to the "Greatest Rock N Roll mind ever to change the music industry! "316"

Posted by Will Perkins - Vernon, CT - friend   October 16, 2020

To never have met you, I feel as if I know you. The language you speak on guitar I instantly understood from the very first time I heard you play, and not only did you shape my own guitar playing, you shaped the person I became with your warm, welcoming personality, and you are a beacon of light when trying to find my way through darkness. Thank you for all you gave us. I love you.

Posted by James Mitchell - Carlisle, AR - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

You will always be remembered as an innovator, and an God gifted once in a life time guitarist. God blessed you Eddy and may your memory and name live on forever and a day. God bless your family and friends. Thank you for the music. RIP and jamm on!

Posted by Andre Everett - FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL - friend   October 16, 2020

Life changing the first time I heard you.... Life changing when I learned you had passed......The final blow to an era that I loved so much....

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Posted by Gordie Strucel - Commerce twp, MI - family   October 16, 2020

Thank you for killer leads & licks on your sweet guitars . Thank you for sharing your love of music with us all. Most of all, Thank you for the music that to this day, I still listen to. Can't wait to hopefully see a live tribute show soon.

Posted by Angela Bell - PORTLAND, OR   October 16, 2020

I'm just a Fan and I'm saddened to this loss. Thank you E.V.H for all the good memories hearing your music. Your smile just took the cake. Peace to all of us his Fans that made him along with his hard work of his fame. Peace to the Family he leaves behind. Forever missed .

Posted by Lisa Hager - Grand Prairie, TX   October 16, 2020

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN /REST IN PEACE EDDIE V ! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR MUSIC !!!

Posted by Tom - Worc, MA   October 16, 2020

The music has truly died this year. Your songs inspired me and made me very happy. You were the best Eddie! Rest in peace.

Posted by Russell Steder - Beaver Falls, PA   October 16, 2020

Eddie you will missed greatly.. Followed Van Halen since the Starwood days. The best of the best guitarist. With that boyish smile that lit up the stage while kicking butt on the guitar. Rest with the angels..❤

Posted by Lorraine Storey - Thousand Oaks, CA   October 16, 2020

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I love you Eddie Van Halen! Heaven received there best musician, you will surely be missed!! Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Kim Landis - MD - friend   October 16, 2020

THANK YOU EDDIE FOR THE GREATEST OF BANDS YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ALEX GAVE TO US VAN HALEN YOU ARE MISSED BY THE WORLD WE LOVE YOU EDDIE YOU MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE'S OF MANY .
REST IN PARADISE GUITAR GOD EDDIE VAN HALEN.



Posted by Ruben Delgado - Clovis ca, CA - teacher   October 16, 2020

Fly high Eddie with your dreams and now you can touch the face of GOD brother! Rest In Peace/ God speed

Posted by Kurt Foltz - Chandler, AZ   October 16, 2020

You were amazing Eddie!!!! I will forever miss u!!! Love u, Kimberly Clark

Posted by Kimberly Clark - Covington, VA - friend   October 16, 2020

You Rocked my World as a Teen. I Hope it is a Peacefull Journey Home! God Speed!

Posted by Brenda Barden - Aiken, SC   October 16, 2020

Simply the BEST!

Posted by Christina Slayton - Meridian, MS   October 16, 2020

I grew up listening to Van Halen Eddie was the best guitar player i ever heard my heart breaks for wolf but Eddie will always be with him i will miss his smile Legends live on

Posted by Sharron Hogan - Louisville, KY   October 16, 2020

I'm a younger fan, but I got to see you along with Roth's return and also a young Wolfie playing bass in Columbus Ohio for the 07-08 tour and it's still one of my most favorite memories. You've, without a doubt, left a huge impact on my life as a performer, guitar player and human being. I wish the best to your family through this difficult time of your passing, and hope you'll rock in peace forever and ever.

Posted by Sean Galyk - Mount Victory, OH - student   October 16, 2020

I grew up listening to van Halen. I was saddened by the news that Eddie was gone.
My thoughts andbprayers are with the family

Posted by Michele Jones - Rodanthe, NC   October 16, 2020

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Thanks.... for all the years of music... And the music lives on...

Posted by charlotte conner - Brownwood, TX   October 16, 2020

Eddie was one of if not the greatest guitarist in the world..saw him three times live it was incredible..R.i.p..
EDWARD L.VAN HALEN..you will be
Missed.......

Posted by Richard Gonnella - Augusta, GA - friend   October 16, 2020

Rest in Peace Eddie ❤ You WERE my teenage years and beyond. You brought such happiness to so many. You will never be forgotten. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family during this time, for peace. Wolfie, Valerie, Alex and Janie, please know our hearts are with you. Much love ❤

Posted by Deanne Butcher - Whiterock, BC - friend   October 16, 2020

I grew up mesmerized by Eddie's guitar playing. Van Halen is part of the soundtrack of my youth & there will never be another like him!! May you rest in peace Edward, you brought so many people together & changed guitar forever. Thank you

Posted by David Crichton - OXFORD, NC   October 16, 2020

I am so heartbroken that my hero,the man that inspired me to pick up a guitar is gone. I worked Security in Portland Maine when The 5150 tour came. We go to meet the band and everyone was so humble and kind,but Eddie went out his way to introduce himself to us all and pat us on the shoulder. Rest in peace to the best ever!

Posted by Paul Darling - Portland, ME - friend   October 16, 2020

I can honestly say that if it weren't for you, I would have never picked up the guitar. You changed my life and I thank you so much for that and the joy of your playing, sound, creativity and music is something I will never hear again in my life. Heartfelt sympathies to your family during these times. May you rest in eternal peace King Edward.

Posted by Dave Carloni - Hamilton, ON   October 16, 2020

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! For saving Rock and Roll when it was in its darkest hour..... I remember hearing Eruption in 1978 and like the rest of the world I was blown away, I still to this day get goose bumps and chills when i hear that jam from the Gods. And no matter when I hear it I start doing the air guitar. I actually got to meet you back in 1981, when you came out from backstage on the set of One Day at a Time, what a thrill for a 17 year old rocker. I'll never forget it. I'd also like to thank you for the many years of amazing music you have given me and the world, there are many of your songs that remind me of best of times, friends and sweet memories growing up in So Cal. I can't say which is my favorite Van Halen tune, only because there are at least 20 favorite Van Halen tunes. And now being a 56 year old man the feeling of nostalgia of these songs is even greater. God Bless you. God Bless your family

Posted by Curt Cusimano - Queen Creek, AZ   October 16, 2020

RIP Mr.Eddie Van Halen. We love you and always will. From one of your millions of fans

Posted by Nancy Tweedy - Burlington, WI   October 16, 2020

I saw Van Halen in concert Eddie was awesome. A wonderful memory. RIP

Posted by Cathy Nign - Temple City, CA   October 16, 2020

Eddie, you passing has been hard on me. I have plenty of memories that come to mind when I hear you and the bands songs. There will never be another Eddie Van Halen!! RIP brother and see you on the other side.

Posted by Frank Moreno - Quinlan, TX   October 16, 2020

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R.I.P. Eddie, you’ll be greatly missed by all, thank you for all your music! Prayers go out to the Van Halen family!

Posted by Jay Ambrose - FL   October 16, 2020

What is Understood, Need not be Explained. To my friend Edward,
Rest In Peace

Posted by Robert (Blaze) Kennedy - Lake Charles, LA - friend   October 16, 2020

He was in a class of his own. There will never be a equal to his style or talent.

Posted by Michael Elf - Jamestown, NY   October 16, 2020

Your legacy will live on in my heart,Eddie.You will be missed terribly.

Posted by JACK FIlIA - MILLCREEK, PA - friend   October 16, 2020

Speechless. He may not be here with us in the flesh, but his AWESOME tunes we will alway have. R.I.P. EVH and may the Lord rest your soul and comfort your family and loved ones.

Posted by Tony Rollinson - Dunn, NC   October 16, 2020

Firstly, to your family, we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss, our hearts and thoughts are with you in this very difficult time.

We bid You farewell to you Eddie, the humbly grinning King of kings. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us your gift and for letting us all bask in the light of you beautiful sound.

Your passing to the next phase of existence leaves shoes impossible to fill, but with the wealth of Genius that is the work you leave behind.

May you rest easy, without pain and enjoy jamming with your father and all who are near and dear to you.

Thank you for everything you left behind.

Posted by Roger Tremblay - Carleton Place, ON - friend   October 16, 2020

I was 19 when their debut album came out and have always been a huge Van Halen fan. Eddie and the Van Halen band will always have a special place in my heart. Rock 'em all in Heaven now man. R. I. P. And my prayers and wishes go out to his Wife, Ex wife, Brother and Son in this their time of sorrow.

Posted by William McNeil - Bokeelia, FL   October 16, 2020

Eddie Rest In Peace Your Music carried me through some hard times. You will be missed by all. Play On.

Posted by Bart Craven - Atlanta, GA - friend   October 16, 2020

Rest in eternal peace Eddie, your music will be sorely missed. And a talent for the ages. Eruption and Running With The Devil will always remind me of that now long, and far ago summer day in 1978, when my good friend Greg played your debut album. May your music and guitar playing continue on in your next life...

Posted by Robert Curtis - Radisson, NY - friend   October 16, 2020

I’ve been a huge Van Halen fan from the beginning, has always been my #1 band. Eddie you are my everything, you gave me such joy❤My deepest condolences to his family, friends & FANS!

Posted by Nancy Consalvo - Toronto, ON - friend   October 16, 2020

I received a Van Halen album for Christmas when I was 11yrs old in 1978. I went from having a crush on Donny Osmond to Alex and Eddie from that day on✝Rest in peace, musical genius

Posted by Elizabeth Ross - Lakeland, FL - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Stacey Shreiner - pace, FL   October 16, 2020

Wolf I'm sorry for your loss. My dad passed away Oct 9th, so My brother, sister and I are learning how to go on without him. I feel your pain. I pray God will give you peace and comfort. Your dad was obviously one of the best guitarist in the world.

Posted by Lisa    October 16, 2020

Condolences to the family. I am saddened beyond words. I feel as though I have lost my best friend. There is a hole in my heart...

Posted by Mercy - friend   October 16, 2020

Thanks for the music Eddie...Van Halen was the soundtrack of our youth and the songs will live forever...RIP and peace to the extended Van Halen family...Happy Trails

Posted by Dave & CJ Perkins    October 16, 2020

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Wolf your dad had an amazing life and I can’t imagine the pain you feel . But I do know this . Your dad would want you to keep the Van Halen name going and who better to do it with than Uncle Alex . So greave for a while if you must but keep moving forward it’s what your dad would want . And just imagine what that new band your dads in sounds like . I’d bet it has a Couple of guys from Pantera in it . Heaven Metal Running with the Gods .

Posted by Eric Prestenbach - Houma, LA - friend   October 16, 2020

Thank you for writing the soundtrack of my life! R.I.P. Edward Van Halen!

Posted by Rodger Williams - Willow Grove, PA   October 16, 2020

Fly high Eddie you will always be remembered!

Posted by Todd Sands - Jacksonville, FL   October 16, 2020

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RIP Eddie.... only got to meet you once but it meant the world to me. You changed the rules.... and me. God bless.

Posted by John David Schrader - Kingston, NY - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

Long before Guitar Hero was a game, the real Guitar Hero was sharing unimaginable gifts with all that would listen.

Thank you for making me and so many people pick up a guitar ❤ Thank you for everything. Your music and inspiration will live on forever.

Rest in Peace, King Edward

Posted by Adam Ask - Ocean City, MD - Student   October 16, 2020

You’ll live forever in my heart Eddie. Thank you for everything you so willingly gave us. Your gift to the world cannot be imitated, but it will continue to inspire me. God bless you. Rest well my guitar hero. ❤

Posted by Christopher Long - Whittier, CA   October 16, 2020

Ik hou van je grote broer, bedankt voor alles wat je hebt gedaan.
I love you brother, thank you for all that you have done.

Posted by Jaymz Ritchey - Kansas City, MO - student   October 16, 2020

R.I.P Eddie,you have meant so much, to so many,and myself, almost my entire life godspeed,and god bless your family.

Posted by james hoffman - Meriden, CT   October 16, 2020

A legend in our time...some losses hurt worse than others and all of us have the scar on our hearts....thank you...for being you....a force to be reckoned with..the likes of which only come around so often..like Haleys comet in the sky...you were one of the brightest.

Posted by Philip Weinfurter - Verona, WI   October 16, 2020

Rip....One of your billions of Fans.

Posted by Sonja Papadakis Flores Mancill - san antonio, TX   October 16, 2020

I'm saddened by the loss of a Guitar God Eddie was my idol..and I loved watching him play and that unforgettable smile and style agreat memory..RIP EDDIE I LOVE YOU MAN

Posted by Tim - St.Catharines, ON - brother   October 16, 2020

My condolences to the Van Halen family. My God give you peace and comforting during this time of grief. He will be surely missed by all.

Posted by John DeBoard - Goose Creek, SC - friend   October 16, 2020

He was an amazing guitarist!

Posted by Stephenie Moses - Corbin, KY   October 16, 2020

My family prays for you and your family hoping they can somehow find comfort. Thank you for giving me, my children, and great grandkids, your incredible music. Coming in on four generations of Van Halen fans. That beautiful smile always meant you were God’s gift of joy to us all.

Posted by Yolanda - Albuquerque, NM   October 16, 2020

U were a great musician/songwriter. You will be deeply missed by many.

Posted by Tamara Nunnally - Winston Salem, NC   October 16, 2020

RIP Eddie, you were an inspiration to many starting in the 70's and beyond. Your guitar playing was just awesome, music to the ears. Hope to here more in the after life Prayrs to you and your family.

Posted by Dan Nicklas - Scotts, MI   October 16, 2020

Heaven's Cradle will Rock like never before. Thank you for the many years of giving the world your talent. I had a great time at all the VH concerts I went to. RIP brother.

Posted by George Gauvin - Columbus, OH - friend   October 16, 2020

Its hurts so much got to keep it together NOT EDDIE man its going be rough BUT he left us the cool music and the WOLFE GOING DO SOME COOL MUSIC GOD BLESS HIM VAN HALEN MUSIC WILL LIVE FOR EVER ROCK N ROLL NEVER DIES

Posted by Ruben Nunez - Claremont, CA   October 16, 2020

Thank for you pouring your heart and soul into everything you created. A legend gone too soon. Rock with the Angels!

Posted by KIM DIPIETRO - Norfolk, VA   October 16, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all.
Godspeed.

Posted by James Zelko - Euclid, OH - friend   October 16, 2020

Thank you for being an inspiration to me growing up, u will be loved and missed dearly. C u on the other side, love you man. God bless your family and Wolfgang

Posted by Ronald okeefe - Abingdon, MD - friend   October 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss he was great man loved him ! Prayer to all !

Posted by April and Vincent Large - Cache, OK - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

Thank you for the music, Eddie. Much love to your family. Welterusten ❤

Posted by Joan Reinders    October 16, 2020

You were such a huge part of my life, starting in the early 80’s.. My best friend and I would act out being married to the band. Of course EVH was my dream hubby and hers was DLR. Then I saw you live on the 1984 tour, the summer before starting Highschool. Even though I was in the nose bleed seats of a packed arena, I was star struck all over again, the place was on fire. It’s funny how you just a song on the radio can take you right back to that moment and those feelings. You were a master at your craft and will forever be remembered as your music goes down in history. Your Son and Brother will also continue the legacy of Van Halen. May you rest peacefully now without the pain and suffering cancer brings and shredding on your guitar for all the heavens to hear! You will be missed dearly. God speed and light be with you always and forever!!! Love, Dragonfly Mom ❤

Posted by Sheila Bauman - Gilbert, AZ - friend   October 16, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was a God of rock!! He was amazing !!I I remember my childhood just always listening to the Van Halen right up and to being an adult I always Love them and adore them Eddie Van Halen the most. I’m 55 years old and I’ve never seen anyone perform or will play as well as Eddie van Halen He is and was truly incredible, and extremely talented musician. It’s a GREAT loss but I’m sure he’s playing in heaven and We love u Eddie Van Halen you are the best musician in the world ❤❤❤❤

Posted by Cheryl Beauchamp - Yorktown heights, NY - acquaintance   October 16, 2020

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My Deepest Condolences
Rest In Peace Eddie

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Rest in peace you beautiful soul

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Grew up listening to your music and now my own children listen to you and the rest of Van Halen. Keep smiling Eddie and fly high.❤

Posted by Karen Pratt    October 16, 2020

A truly talented musician gone way to soon. Your world will never forget you. Rip Eddie. Hope your rocking it down up there in the beautiful heavens.

Posted by Karen Lupfer - Earleville, MD - friend   October 16, 2020

Love you Eddie! Will never forget you! “Jump”!

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2020

Growing up in the 1980s with the days of the great MTV music videos we all got to see the true mastery of the guitar through Eddie Van Halen. He amazed us all with his awesome God-given talent and will be forever missed by the millions who loved him. It was a true blessing and always will be to hear your music. Rest in peace .

Posted by Brian Wecker - Collinsville, IL - student   October 16, 2020

I am so sorry for Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, Valerie Bertinelli, Alex Van Halen and his 2nd wife Jamie. I ,as well as my deceased husband, have been a fan of the Van Halens for about 40 years and grieve his loss. God bless you and carry you through this heartbreaking journey of Eddie's loss.

Posted by Janet Henry - Opelousas, LA - friend   October 16, 2020

Prayers to his family. RIP EDDIE VAN HALEN

Posted by Valerie Webb - Rogersville, TN   October 16, 2020

I am still speechless! Love u Eddie, u inspired me to play guitar at the young age of 12yrs old, still playing to this day. I’m 55 now and have made a decent living playing. May u Rest In Peace brother!

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Heartbroken to say the least. I was 7 years old in 1978 when I first heard the Mighty Van Halen with my older brother on his new cassette.
Spent a huge 5 dollars on the 8 track shortly thereafter and it was my introduction to rock. It just sounded cool to me. Way better than Kiss at that time.
43 years of Edward L VH. No matter what he played it had my 100% attention.
I have yet to digest this as are most lifelong fans. I don’t know rock with out that sound. I thank God he was able to erupt on our music world and I pray more importantly he found piece with our Lord.
My prayers for his soul and his family during this time. ❤

Posted by Derek (D Rok) Lobenhofer - Milwaukee, WI   October 16, 2020

Thank you for all of your talent and wisdom. And your magic will live on. R.I.P

Shon French nz

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Every time I hear the song Jump I get up and dance so from now on when I hear I will still get up and dance in honor of Eddie rest in peace Eddie every will all miss you

Posted by Melinda Duane - Syracuse, NY   October 16, 2020

Thankyou Eddie. Your music brought joy to so many and you inspired a generation of guitar players around the world. You were a true pioneer and seemed so humble. Your spirit and music will live on forever etched into the hearts and minds of us all.
Rest peacefully meastro.
Peace and love to the family.

Posted by Pete McGavin - Australia   October 16, 2020

You were the best

Posted by Lawrence Hart - Lexington, NE   October 15, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Sue Heidemann - Leawood, KS - friend   October 15, 2020

R.I.P Eddie, the GREATEST GUITARIST of my time. You were a part of my youth and an inspiration to so many.

Posted by Rob Estrada    October 15, 2020

I was lucky to see Van Halen in San Jose in 1979 after their second album came out. They played at the Center For Performing Arts, an intimate venue of some 3000 I am guessing, maybe less. I sat 8 rows from the stage directly in front of Eddie, and was completely amazed at what I saw and heard. I used to think Johnny Winter was the fastest guitarist, but Eddie's fingers were like a frantic spider's legs moving over the frets. But as fast and rocking and harmonic as Eddie's playing was, what also struck me about him involved the sheer joy he emoted the entire show. Being that close, I could see the incredible happiness in his eyes with every note he unleashed. I believe his brilliance was tied to the love he had for not only the music he made, but for making us all so happy as he ripped away, creating something we never imagined. All these years later, I can still see Eddie's smiling face as he played the guitar like no one had ever played the guitar. And I was so lucky to have been at that show in 79. I never met Eddie, but his music lives in me, as I am sure it does for millions, and I grieve his passing. Rest In Peace King Edward. Your spirit lives on.

Posted by Craig Scarpelli - Chico, CA   October 15, 2020

You were an awesome guitarist Eddie and will be missed. My sympathies to your family.

Posted by Joceline Paczoski - Moncton, NB   October 15, 2020

The world just got a little less brilliant the day you passed. You've been a big part of my life ever since I first heard "You Really Got Me" and I was hooked. You will be missed by me and millions of others who admired what you contributed to music and to our lives. Fortunately, your legacy will live on through you music for generations to come. Thank you for the impact you had on my life and I hope you've been jamming up there with Randy and Jimi!!! Simply, Thank you Eddie!!!

Posted by Aaron Garcia - Sanger, CA - student   October 15, 2020

A true music icon and genius! You left such an incredible legacy and your music and influence will live on forever. There will never be another Edward Van Halen! You were the King!

Posted by Mike Iannelli - Toronto, ON   October 15, 2020

Rest easy now. You touched so many people worldwide. I grew up listening and loving your talent. You will always be the best musician the world will ever know. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ❤❤

Posted by Damian Michaels - Junction city, OR - friend   October 15, 2020

He blew my mind in the early 80's. I didn't know there was more to guitar playing than what I had seen and heard ve

Posted by Arun Ramani    October 15, 2020

I will always remember your music but also your smile

Posted by Donna L - Toronto, ON - friend   October 15, 2020

Your contributions to guitar, music, and gear will forever be ingrained throughout the natural course of time. My heart goes out to your family, bandmates, friends and fans all over. Rest In Power, sir.

Posted by Steve Bello - Ramsey, NJ   October 15, 2020

He was one of the greatest most innovative Rock guitarists who ever lived. He influence & technique on the electric guitar was in parallel to that of Jimi Hendrix....R.I.P... Eddie Rock on!

Posted by Elpidio Garcia - Tampa, FL - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Edward Van Halen was my childhood idol ! I never shed a tear over a celebrity death but this one hurts deeply !! I cried like a baby like part of my youth is now gone .. Eddie Your music got me through a lotta things in my life and I’ll never forget that . Rest In Peace Eddie and thanks for all the joy you brought so many people !! May god have mercy on your beautiful soul !!

Posted by Jerry Zundel - Westland, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

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Eddie Van Halen was definitely a true guitar legend, and a huge inspiration for many guitarists, including myself. I remember the first time I heard him play when I was a kid and I was immediately blown away and greatly inspired by his phenomenal guitar playing abilities. Thank you Eddie for the years of great music and style that you gave to your fans. I'm very sad to hear of your passing, heaven has definitely gained another angel your music and legend will live on forever, sending prayers to his family during this difficult time, rest in peace Eddie you are truly missed!

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Posted by Derek Carlson - Dayton, OH - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

The world is a lonely place without your talent, music and smile. RIP EVH.

Posted by Michael Stoddard - Austin, TX - student   October 15, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by David Harrington - Metropolis, IL   October 15, 2020

Because of you, today I play the guitar and I don't see myself doing anything else. Thank you for all your contribution to the world of music and especially the guitar. Your sound will continue to echo throughout eternity

Posted by Márcio Espíndola - Araruama   October 15, 2020

You touched my life, thank you.

Posted by Jill - MT   October 15, 2020

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ROCK ON EDDIE/SEE YA IN ROCK IN ROLL HEAVEN/LOVE YA/jONI

Posted by Joni Ross - Palmetto, GA   October 15, 2020

You will be remembered forever , RIP Eddie

Posted by Felix Kosi - Coquitlam, BC   October 15, 2020

Thank you EVH for giving us your all and what you gave us with your awesome Rock-N-Roll guitar playing! I've always loved you and always will. I also wanted to be just like you Eddie! You are the BEST and greatest forever! Rock In Peace Eddie Van Halen!

Posted by Dominic Raccuglia Jr - Kansas City, MO - friend   October 15, 2020

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We all miss you man. Skeeda

Posted by SCOTT WAYNE SR - Davis City, IA - friend   October 15, 2020

Your music and guitar licks will be remembered by all forever.
Rest In Peace brother.

Posted by Bernie Lahmann - Vancouver, BC   October 15, 2020

Love you Eddie, going to miss you forever. I looked at your poster everyday of my teenage life and as far as I’m concerned, you WERE my first boyfriend. Legendary musician, fun spirited and adorable. Thank you for everything you brought to my life. RIP EVH sending my love to your family and friends. Xoxoxo

Posted by Michelle Hadley - Orange, CA - friend   October 15, 2020

You were simply the best!

Posted by Claudia Maher    October 15, 2020

The music world has lost a true legend and genius. I will always remember how you made my brother smile hearing your music. He died of cancer in 1980 at 19. Van Halen will always live on. You will be missed. I must admit that my heart is broken.

Posted by Lisa Lupien - Cary, NC   October 15, 2020

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Posted by Annettie - Miami, FL   October 15, 2020

Eddie, thank you for the music it will live on forever, you are truly the best guitar player in the universe and you will be sadly missed! My condolences to your family. Again thank you for everything!

Posted by Darren Walsh - Montreal, ON - friend   October 15, 2020

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I Grew Up Listening To Your Music , Also Went To A lot Of Your Concert At The Hollywood Sportatorium❤
All The Love To Your Family ..
You Will Be Missed
May You Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen ✝❤

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2020

Prayers for the family and friends during this very sad time.

Posted by SHARON FERRELL - Mosheim, TN   October 15, 2020

Loved you since the first day I heard Eruption when I was 15 years old in High School. Edward blew us all away with his energy, skills and that smile. He really enjoyed the music he was sharing with the world. Than You Eddie for all the years and all the music and videos that I get to re-watch and relive my youth and life. Remembering where I was when certain music came out. I got to see you 3 times live, I wish it was more Ed your the KING and Van Halen will live on forever. Thank You and Rest In Peace. We LOVE you!!

Posted by Mike Wakefield - Germantown, MD   October 15, 2020

Thank you for your music Eddie.hope your at peace now.im glad I got to grow up listening to your beautiful guitar.
A Friend always Cindy Shaver
Berlin New Hampshire

Posted by Cindy Shaver - friend   October 15, 2020

Eddie Van Halen I will miss you. I will cherish all the memories growing up and listening to Van Halen since I was 12 . I saw you in concert 5150 in 1986. It was phenomenal! My heart continues to break knowing your gone. It feels like a end of a era.There will never be anyone who plays guitar better than you did. Rocking Van Halen always . Happy Trails - see you on the other side. In Jesus Name -Amen
Marsha Woolard

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You were a genius on the guitar. Your music will live on forever. And you will never Be FORGOTTEN. Thank you for all the great music you left Behind. You will be missed. R.I.P EDDIE VANHALEN

Posted by Brian M - CT   October 15, 2020

I miss you in the world.

Posted by Lisa Traxler - Arlington, MA - friend   October 15, 2020

The king, the innovator and the inventor, your inspiration and love of music will carry on forever.. thank you

Posted by frank coppola - southington, CT - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Im missing u Edward so much thank u BROTHER TAKE care al and Wolfgang

Posted by Roger Miller - friend   October 15, 2020

Met you twice and cannot wait to see you in Heaven. Like so many others here; you were a HUGE part of my life from age 10-now at 52. Always seemed like just a genuine , simple guy. God bless Wolf, Alex, Valerie , your wife and close family and friends. You will always be THE greatest guitar player that ever lived. RIP my hero!!!

Posted by Gordon Scherck - St. Louis, MO - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Sorry for your loss prayers sent . World lost a great man and his music will live forever in hearts. His music was the best medicine to have when down thank you Eddie Van Halen keep it rocking

Posted by JR Fletcher - SC   October 15, 2020

You gave me a life time of memories

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Your light will always burn through the masterful music you helped to craft! The greatest thing i can say is, THANK YOU!

Posted by Todd Liberty - Saint Marys, GA   October 15, 2020

RIP to the greatest rock guitarist of all time! Your legacy lives on through the incredible music you created. The world is a little darker without you in it. But you live on in our hearts and in our ears! Godspeed, Mr. Van Halen!

Posted by Todd Liberty - Saint Marys, GA   October 15, 2020

Thank you for the inspiration you are for many generations!

Posted by Debra Cahalane - Tyler, TX - student   October 15, 2020

Great talent! Will be missed so much. Condolences to his family. God Bless.

Posted by Sharon/Jimmy Loving - Denver, CO   October 15, 2020

Eddy you were a Blessing to the World!!
And will NEVRR BE FORGOTTEN!!
SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE !!
Keith Ray.. Friends forever !

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Edward Van Halen. I hope you're now rejoicing time with parents, Jan and Eugenia. They did a job well done. I hold Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and the other great composers in the same regard as Ed. Thank you for your contribution. I'll miss your talents. You made life enjoyable.

Posted by bryan bell - Spokane, WA   October 15, 2020

Eddie, you changed my life the when my best friend played eruption on 11...... Was immediatley a different a focus level on music and musicianship. I played piano and didn't really like it, then' jump ' came out and that explained my direction with music. Thanks for making my school years a blast. I sat in your chair at your personal studio in meridian Mississippi at Peavey corporation when I played in the band 'BILOXI'. What an honor that was, thanks eddie van halen, you will be missed deeply

Posted by Erik Nilsson - BILOXI, MS - student   October 15, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie

Posted by Debra Jarvis - Lakewood, CA   October 15, 2020

God bless you Eddie Van Halen I know you're in the heavens but I know also there is going to be a great rock and roll band there now, I thank you for the Memories

Posted by Jay Sanchez - Downey, CA   October 15, 2020

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Forever in my heart. You will be missed. RIP. Just doesn’t seem real it feels like a bad dream

Posted by Lorrie - ME   October 15, 2020

Rock god!!! Gone too soon, cancer sucks. To his family. So sorry for your loss. He will be so incredibly missed by all of his fans

Posted by Lorrie Dobson - ME   October 15, 2020

Thanks Eddie for all the amazing music, you will always be in my heart and my music therapy.❤ Hugs and prayers to your family and friends.❤

Posted by Jennifer Nice - Kennewick, WA   October 15, 2020

Omg what can I say. U have been my go to for years. You will be missed.

Posted by Donna - Wilmington, NC   October 15, 2020

RIP Eddie. Your music will always be a inspiration for many as it is for me

Posted by Ian Barbour - Sterrett, AL   October 15, 2020

Rest in Peace ❣ Eddie Van Halen,, you will be missed, you will never be 4-gotton..❤❤❤❤, these are pretty morning flowers for you.. xxxxxx

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Posted by Christine Vietor - Auburn, CA - friend   October 15, 2020

Eddie, thanks for the mucic and memories. The rock world will never ever be the same without you. My condolences to your family, band mates and the millions of fans around the world. Rest In Peace .

Posted by Tom Pietrosimone - New Haven Or ( New Halen ), CT   October 15, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Christi Benavidez Dawson - Tulsa, OK   October 15, 2020

Eddie,thank you so much for the music and memories.Rock that great stage in the big sky.much love and peace.

Posted by Christy Hawkins - Phoenix, AZ - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

I was blessed to have met you. Yes, you were a guitar God, you were also one of the kindest, down-to-earth men l have ever known. You are missed!

Posted by Cindy Rogers - Birmingham, AL - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

RIP "Top Jimmy"

Posted by Robert Maison - fort gibson, OK - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Eddie you will be missed. You were a genius on the guitar. Loved your music . May you rest in peace ❤. Love and thoughts and prayers to Wolfe and your family

Posted by Barbara Aalgaard - SPOKANE, WA   October 15, 2020

Hi Eddie., Just wanted to say that your passing crushed me as I always look to you and your music as the medicine I needed to get me through some of my darkest days. You have helped me through so much for the past 40 plus yrs... Still struggling with your all too soon departure from Earth. . We have met many years ago and it was the best day of my life.. I have been praying for you and your family during this horrible time... Thank you for the autograph and the kind words till we meet again... You were truly a gift from God and like all of Gods gifts they are all too fleeting and over too quickly... Thank you for everything you have given me.. I will never forget you and what you have done for me... Till we meet again.. May God Bless you and keep you close to him....

Posted by Thomas Farrell - Mastic Beach, NY - friend   October 15, 2020

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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. RIL Eddie Van Halen ❤

Posted by Jacqueline Edrington - North Little Rock, AR - friend   October 15, 2020

I am truly sorry. I loved the great music he brought to us. Thank you to his family for sharing him

Posted by Pamela Edwards - Fowler, IN   October 15, 2020

You are the best! Love watching you play! Love your design! Hollwood and famous people never ever intrigued me. I always wanted to meet you because you were someone who had a true talent, skill, and a gift. To me that is who I want to meet. You inspired everyone!! Will miss you.
Eric Lovell

Posted by Eric Lovell - Laurel, MD   October 15, 2020

Eddie you are the fast magic fingers. Your music will live on. Dreams. Fly high Eddie

Posted by Kim EscofferyVolz - Rochester, NY   October 15, 2020

You were the soundtrack to my life, from the age of 13 to the present. Rest easy great one .

Posted by Nancy Mallery - Biloxi, MS   October 15, 2020

Thanks for the music. You are loved.

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2020

Your the best Eddie. Rocked to you numerous times. Missed more than seems possible. RIH

Posted by Paul Burke - Michigan Center, MI   October 15, 2020

Dearest Eddie-
I’ll never forget the first time I saw you play...just wow.
You’re passion for music, your genius , your smile...that impish grin.
Love Walks In is on heavy rotation in my mind ...Love you man

Posted by Pamela Morrison - Los Angeles, CA - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

There have been only two extremely talented and all-around beautiful celebrity couples I ever wanted to meet. In 2014, I was lucky enough to meet and chat with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood before a concert. They did not disappoint...they are two wonderful people; and I'm sure Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli also would not have disappointed. Sadly, that dream never came true. I did, however, have the honor of watching Eddie and Wolfie on stage together in Las Vegas. Wow...just wow!! My utmost condolences to Eddie's widow Janie; Alex; and to Wolfie and Valerie. And to the whole world. This is a loss to us all. Fly higher than the Blue Angels, Eddie (one of my favorite videos)!

Posted by Angela Dallis - North Augusta, SC   October 15, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, RIP.

Posted by Wilton Cornett - Phenix City, AL   October 15, 2020

RIP to a legend of all times condolences to his familt

Posted by ANNMARIE BARAKAT - Brentwood, NY   October 15, 2020

Thanks for ALL the songs and life long memories, miss you already!

Posted by BRIAN WILLIAMS - LAKELAND, FL   October 15, 2020

Thank you Eddie Van Halen for bringing meaning to my life for many years with your gift. Lots of memories in my youth in the 80s are wrapped around your music. Sympathies to the family. Such a loss for millions of us.

Posted by Marjorie Robertson - Irvine, CA   October 15, 2020

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Thank you for the music, it will live on forever! Prayers and Love to the Van Halen family.

Posted by Carrie Dinsmore - Greenville, KY   October 15, 2020

Eddie-I took me days to be able to write anything. In 1980 I brought your first 2 albums to Texas from Selah, WA and played them on my grandmothers old turntable while on vacation and probably made everyone deaf. Your music was in my stereo and you inspired me to learn the guitar which I did in 1983 and bought a KRAMER with a wonder-bar. My High School girlfriend and I shared the love for Van Halen and your posters were all over both our walls and your music became the soundtrack for my youth. I was lucky enough to see you several times live including the Texxas Jam in 1986. I want to say thanks for the magic and I know you had to take it with you. I am so sorry you became so sick. I'm sorry for all your fans and family and there is nothing else to say. I regret that I never met you even wile I worked in L.A. God speed my friend-The world will never be the same. You are another light that went out when so many already had. Miss you, and I hope you fly far away from here. We won't forget you. Your friend-David

Posted by David MacPhee - San Antonio, TX - family   October 15, 2020

Huge fan from canada since 1983.great guy good soul.way too young.
RIP edward.i will ceetainly miss you.
Jay

Posted by jason aldgate - Burks falls, ON - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Great Guitar sounds for Rock'N 80s, High School, MTV, Driving Fast, Chasing Girls and handing out all nights!

Posted by Keith Otto - Dallas, TX   October 15, 2020

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" You Are The Brightest Star In The Sky "

Posted by Love from all your fan"s - TN   October 15, 2020

I was a teenager in the 80s! I have loved his guitar playing for 40 years!! I have great memories of listening to his awesome guitar solos with my brother!! I am so thankful to have had the honor of seeing him in concert twice, and witnessed the best guitarist to ever play!!! Thank you Eddie Van Halen for all you gave us!!! May God comfort you Wolfie, Janie, Alex and Valerie I’m the many days ahead as you grieve this difficult loss!! Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen!

Posted by Ansley Jones - Athens, GA   October 15, 2020

Thanks for the music and inspiration. Feel fortunate to have seen you play with all members of Van Halen over the years and was never disappointed. The 2007 Charlotte show was a major life event for me. GOAT is often overused these days except in the case of Eddie Van Halen who is truly the Greatest Guitarist of All Time.

Posted by Shawn Zapalac - Aransas Pass, TX   October 15, 2020

Rest In Peace beautiful soul. Your legacy will never be forgotten.

Posted by Lisa Harris - Pensacola, FL - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Edward Van Halen - What a True Legend and gone way too soon. All my thoughts and prayers go out to your family in these times of grief and pain, hopefully soon the healing will start. I will never forget the time I met you at a Day on the Green, from afar I asked "Are you who I think you are?" your reply with that smile that gave it all away "who do you think I am" I have always cherished that moment. Your Music is forever and will stand the test of time. Miss you!!

Posted by Mark Weichold - Avondale, AZ - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

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RIP gone but not forgotten

Posted by Georgia Griggs - Cleveland, TN   October 15, 2020

I’ve been a fan since 1982 when I first heard Eruption and never looked back. Thank you for the soundtrack of my youth!! You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Until we meet again in the venue in the sky, R.I.P. King Edward!

Posted by Kevin Clarkin - Seaford, NY - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

You will be missed by your fans

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2020

Thank you for your incredible legacy. I pray you are now at peace and free from the debilitating throes of cancer.

Posted by Anupam Bansoodeb - Los Angeles, CA - friend   October 15, 2020

Eddie, hoewel we wisten dat je heel erg ziek wa, kwam jouw overlijden toch als een donderslag bij heldere hemel. Rest me niets dan je te bedanken voor al wat je ons door de jaren gegeven hebt. Jouw spelen refelecteerde de glimlach die je altijd op je gezicht had. Rust zacht ouwe Reus. Alex en Wolfie, veel sterkte in deze bittere tijd.

Posted by Arno Menses - Frankfurt am Main   October 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I still remember the first time I ever heard Eddie play. A great memory. The pure joy of watching him play I will carry always. RIP Eddie Van Halen the Bets of all time.

Posted by David Dillard - Carrollton, TX   October 15, 2020

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to your family and friends. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Angela Phillips - Park Hill, OK   October 15, 2020

Thank you Eddie Van Halen for all the music. You will be missed.

Posted by Renea Justice - Tulsa, OK - friend   October 15, 2020

Thank you Eddie Van Halen for the soundtrack of my youth you were a Guitar God and you were really good looking too!! I loved your music! Rest in peace condolences to your son and family

Posted by Angie Nicholson - Cowichan Bay, BC   October 15, 2020

RIP Edward Van Halen...thoughts and prayers for your family. Your talent and guitar blew this then 14 year old boy down in Houston away! You will always be the greatest!

Posted by Glenn Enderson - Midland, TX   October 15, 2020

What an amazing artiest who touched everyone that heard the sounds echoing from your guitar as you play. The one true attribute that set you apart from others in your industry was you seemed to always see the good in people making them see their own potential encouraging them to push their own boundaries. A true measure of a man is the little things he does that ultimately lead to the bigger things, it’s the small things that change the world. Your music always seemed to bring me out of the darkest parts of my soul illumining the sunshine with your smile and guitar riffs. I will pray for your soul and I know you are in a place free of pain where you can laugh and play your guitar all day. Thank you for your music and your smile. RIP Eddie VanHalen

Posted by Dean Bickmore - Tulsa, OK   October 15, 2020

My favourite band lost the heart and soul. Van Halen was there for me when I was in a dark place and I was there for them regardless if Dave, Sammy or Gary sang. Part of my life is gone. Eddie, maybe one day in heaven we can meet so I can tell you how much you meant to me. You were literally a rock in my life.

Posted by David Hernandez-Rivera - Canada, AB - teacher   October 15, 2020

I was into punk in 77 and then got in to sabbath purple etc .and then i heard eruption.it blew my mind .ive never heard a guitar sound like it and he never got that sound again as good...it inspired me to play lead guitar and find the best sound .and play to the best of my ability. I pride my self on a great sound individuality and influence from mainly eddie .kossoff gary moore vinnie moore iommi ..and his theory of pickup in a strat body is spot on..ive owned gibsons at 3 grand. And always revert to an esp reverse head stock m11 or a my ibanez jem jr with a crunch lab pickup or mt jackson mf1 through my mesa boogie 50 head and marshall 4x12 .a wha wha a dunlop rotovibe sometimes a mxr phase or flanger and thats it ......maj

Posted by Colin Major - Brighton, BC - father   October 15, 2020

You are going to be missed by a lot of fans including me I love your music

Posted by Calvin Gaters - Brownsville, TN   October 15, 2020

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My deepest sympathy to his son and family.... I was an 80's teenager, and he changed alot of lives with his talent and presence.. fly high... i know that the choirs above coulsnt wait to receive your gifts...

Posted by Traci Richmond - Chattanooga, TN   October 15, 2020

Thank you Eddie Van Halen for many years of loving your guitar playing, making my heart happy with the sounds you put out for many years. Lots of great memories where created with your music. Thank you for being apart of my life and memories. GOAT

Posted by Sheila Norman - Gilbert, AZ   October 15, 2020

You came into our hearts like an eruption. The soundtrack of our youth. The world is a dimmer place with a void that will last eternity. I love and thank you Edward Van Halen. I will pray for your soul and hope you find the great peace you deserve. I got the last "Frankie" in Canada and will hang it proudly for all to see. Deepest condolences to the family & close associates. We love and thank you Eddie. NEVER forgotten. Rest in Peace

Posted by Danny Joseph - Halifax, NS - student   October 15, 2020

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R.I.P. Thank you for your service.
Us Festival 1983 Berdoo CA

Posted by Stephanie Siow - San Bernardino, CA - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Eddie you will surely be miss....Jump...poundcake etc etc those were carefree days....be praying for your family rest now.....

Posted by Brenda Baggett - Nashville, TN   October 15, 2020

You made me hear music in a different way. I feel so blessed to have seen you live in 1978 on my 14th birthday. You changed the way my ears hear music. An innovative genius! You will be forever missed. My prayers and condolences to your family friends and fans.
RIP Eddie VanHalen

Posted by Robert Antraccoli - San Francisco, CA   October 15, 2020

I was 11 I grabbed the old mans VH 2 album and the first song I played was Spanish Fly, I was in shock amazed bewildered I was instantly hooked. I had to know how you did that and I have been on a lifelong journey of music and guitar ever since and I owe that to you, you gave me a gift that I will have forever, just like my memory's of you will last forever and always in my heart. Peace to you and your family.
Love Randy Green.

Posted by Randy Green - Edmonton, AB - friend   October 15, 2020

You touched so many people with your talent . The more I learn about you the more amazed I am of your spirit as a human being. Been a fan of yours since the first time I heard VanHalen. God bless and RIP

Posted by Mike Soroka - DesMoines, IA   October 15, 2020

You will be missed! All the hours and hours of practicing on my guitar in my early teens were because of you. I became a professional musician, again, because of you. A true legend. Your legacy will NOT be forgotten. RIP

Posted by Bruce Kudanian - Livonia, MI - student   October 15, 2020

Je verliet dit leven zoals je leefde -- prive en respectvol. Je bent geliefd en zal enorm worden gemist.
Rust zacht EVH.

Posted by Candice Meigs - Clovis, CA   October 15, 2020

Thank you for all you gave to the world eddie!! You will be missed, you will always be king!!
Rest in peace

Posted by mike woodside - derry, NH - student   October 15, 2020

Godspeed, "Flying Dutch": I am just one of your milions "children" worldwide who owed you almost everything we accomplished with six strings, a trem-bar and, more over, passion, commitment and FUN. You have been not only the greatest Guitar Player ever lived, but the most outrageous and astonishing Musician I've ever, ever listened to: nobody "dared" nor managed to Compose as you did, building up whoie, beautiful Songs from a couple of "pinch harmonics", an octaved trill and a bursting "neigh". Thank you for everything! May the Grace of God embrace you as your undisputed talent graced our existence here on Earth! F.

Posted by Francesco Natale - Rapallo   October 15, 2020

Thank you for giving the world your heart and soul that was clearly displayed in all your work. One of the few true guitar Gods. We can't believe it's over, but knowing you are at peace gives us peace. God Bless you my friend. You will be missed for eternity.

Posted by Richard Fasano - Winter Garden, FL   October 15, 2020

You were a big part of my soundtrack in life! You will be missed. RIP great one!

Posted by Gottlieb Goddard - Loganville, GA - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Eddie and the band came on at a time when Rock seemed to have lost some steam. His radical style re-invigorated Rock music at a time when it was most needed. I fondly recall riding with friends and listening to that first album when it came out. Electric! It was like lightning! Thank you for all you did, Eddie!

Posted by Rogelio Blanco - San Antonio, TX   October 15, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen. You are a rock legend that will never be duplicated,no one could ever play any of Van Halen songs like you did. I watched a video with Wolfgang playing Eruption and it was very good, it sounded like you, Eddie you taught your son well. I have been a fan of Van Halen since I was a teenager. Your music has gotten me through good times and bad times. Your music will live on forever and new generations will love your music too. Thank you Eddie for all that you have given to your fans. I hope when my time comes that I will be able to hear you jamming the heavens. You will be missed by many.

Posted by Darra Cooper - Longwood, FL   October 15, 2020

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In loving memory of a wonderful musician love from the uk x

Posted by Paul Turner - Cleeve prior - significant_other   October 15, 2020

I loved his music and band So sorry for his family and friends

Posted by Deborah Pletcher - Mount Pleasant, PA   October 15, 2020

Dear Eddie, Thank you for giving me the inspiration to pick up the guitar.

Posted by Shimon Gangte    October 15, 2020

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My heart aches. Rest in Peace Eddie Van Halen.....you were THE BEST!
Condolences to your family.

Posted by Katie Terman - Indianapolis, IN   October 15, 2020

Thank you for creating the most amazing music ever made...please rest in piece sir

Posted by Edgar Restrepo - Homestead, FL - student   October 15, 2020

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Thank you for contributing to the soundtrack of my teen years! Truly, one of the greatest guitarists of our time... a genius and an innovator! One regret is never having the honor of seeing you play live. You are already missed! RIP Eddie Van Halen.. Heaven's rock band has acquired another legend! My prayers and condolences to your family.

Posted by Lisa Bauc - Joliet, IL   October 15, 2020

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May you rest with the Angels, Ed, you're suffering is over...

Posted by Sherril O'Connell - Greer, SC - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

thanks for all the joy and happiness you gave us all; rest in peace.

Posted by juan howard - tempe, AZ   October 15, 2020

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STAY , STRONG TO YOU !!!!!!!! BROTHER MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!!! & PETER 22:03:22 ..........

Posted by KOBY DEAN FISHER SR - WORCESTER, MA   October 15, 2020

Eddie you will be missed RIP

Posted by gary Eschbach - Foristell, MO - friend   October 15, 2020

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My heart has been so heavy since you have passed. Van Halen music is a big part of my highschool years / and now. You are the best guitarist EVER. You will be missed by so many. My heart is broken. My heart goes out to your family.One of God's angel's rock on in heaven Eddie. You will live 4-ever in our hearts. Peace be with you.

Posted by Pat Dyer - Kalamazoo, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

If tears could build a stairway & memories a lane, we’d walk right up to heaven & bring you back again. We love you, King Edward.

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2020

RIP EVH,you will be greatly missed!! Thank you for all the awesome music

Posted by Manuel and Emily Estrada - Thornton, CO - friend   October 15, 2020

When I heard his guitar playing I was hooked, sorry about the world's loss . I will miss him and his music.

Posted by Bart Shearouse - Golden Meadow, LA - friend   October 15, 2020

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Rest in peace. You will be truly missed. A legend.

Posted by Cindy Steele - Hiram, GA   October 15, 2020

My prayers are for the family his music will live forever.

Posted by Ronald Shirley - Smiths Station, AL   October 15, 2020

Love you Eddie god bless R.I.P.. Thank you for all your great music. I play guitar because of you . You are the best ever.

Posted by Donnie Fleece - Farmington hills, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

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You're music contributed to making my teenage years what they were, great memories with friends while listening to the best music and best guitarist of all times! You will never be forgotten and your music will live forever. Nobody can take your place, Thank you for the memories.R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Deb Schneider - Indian River, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

Thank you Eddie for your music and your one of a kind guitar playing one of the best guitar players ever you will be missed. My heart gose out the your family and friends

Posted by Shawn Cassibo - Belleville, ON   October 15, 2020

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I grew up listening to all kinds of Rock and Roll, I remember the first time I heard Van Halen, I was a senior in High School it was 1978, from that day on Eddie changed the Guitar world and the way it's played. My condolences to the family. RIP Eddie Van Halen you will be missed but your legacy will live forever

Posted by Neil Schneider - Indian River, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

Dear Eddie
Will miss the wonderful songs that came out of that guitar and will always Jump and remember my favorite song. Denise Brown pen name Mistress Of Horror writer of Rin Girl Run and Poetry Memos.

Posted by Denise Brown - Milwaukee, WI   October 15, 2020

I grew up listening to your music & was a huge fan of yours .You will always be remembered for being the most talented guitarist & entertainer in the music industry. Thank you for the memories Eddie Van Halen. R.I.P.....Deb Schneider

Posted by Deb Schneider - Indian River, MI - friend   October 15, 2020

Eddie, I loved you from the first moment I saw you on my TV screen on MTV as a young teen. So glad I got to see you play live many times over the years. Thanks for all the music and the good times you shared with us all. I will miss you so.

Posted by Deborah Day - Alton, IL - friend   October 15, 2020

You were the greatest,your music was the soundtrack to my youth,can’t believe you are gone...condolences to the family

Posted by John FERENCE - Kinnelon, NJ - friend   October 15, 2020

One of the best guitarist in the world!! Your going to be missed but never forgotten due to your music..it lives forever. rip my friend

Posted by Christine McCall - Port RIchey, FL   October 15, 2020

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I never gotten the chance to meet him in person, my lost , but what I have and will keep forever is his music and his beautiful face and wonder smile and sweet sense of humor. He will surely be missed by me, here's a brown M&M for you Eddie, love always.

Posted by Ankhesenamun Allen - Philadelphia, PA   October 15, 2020

My heart is broken, such a wonderful human being has left us. His legacy will live on in every kid that picks up a gutair and dreams of becoming a rock star. He made that dream come true and accomplished far more than he ever thought he could. We love and thank you Eddie for all you gave us so selflessly. May your journey be a kind one brother.

Posted by John Mick - Conover, OH   October 15, 2020

Edward I met you several times when supporting Sabbath and all throughout the Roth era always a gentleman and an awesome Rock Star no one ever has or will ever come close
Gary Lilley UK

Posted by Gary Lilley - friend   October 15, 2020

We all lost a legend....heaven gained a beautiful soul. RIP

Posted by Lisa Mahan - Nicholasville, KY   October 15, 2020

In late '78 (down here in Melbourne, Australia) I discovered The Greatest Guitar Player Ever, I knew it then, as I know it now. The day Eddie passed, is "The day the music died" for me. I'm really feeling for Wolf & Al.RIP Eddie,
I'll be playing your albums 'til my time comes.
Mark Matiszig DownUnder

Posted by Mark Matiszig    October 15, 2020

To Eddies family I wish you my sincerest condolences. The 1st concert I ever went to was in 84 for Van Halen, I have memories of cutting out on cardboard guitars to only dream of having a guitar like yours. Now being older I own the bumblebee and will cherish the art of what you created forever... God Bless you Eddie for all that you created and sought after to create! You are my hero in life.... see you on the other side....
Michael

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Thanks for being an inspirator, an inventor, for the brown sound, a teacher an escape from daily BS, for every lick and trick and showing ways to play and make music, year after year. Never to be forgotten! Thanks Eddie, play on and rest in peace and pay a visit, when ever your around. Always welcome.

Posted by John van Tintelen - Eindhoven - student   October 15, 2020

Thankyou for getting me through my teenage years. I feel that I have known you for over 35 years.. and although we never meet, you impacted my life in such a positive way. Sending my prayers and love to your son, and family.. xx❤

Posted by Rebecca Lewis - Gold Coast, Australia - friend   October 15, 2020

I love you Eddie. Thank you for being such a huge part of my youth and adulthood. Thank you for July 1, 1984.... what a show!! My prayers to your family. God Bless You❤

Posted by Kurt Alberstett - Roscoe, IL - friend   October 15, 2020

You were a Blessing to all of us, and your music will continue to Bless us for eternity. Thank you for sharing your talent while you were here. You will definitely be missed.
We Love you

Posted by Joe Sage - Henderson, NV   October 15, 2020

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Rest in Paradise Eddie. You will be missed by you family, friends and your fans worldwide.

May God wrap his arms of comfort around your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Arleen Ada - Tamuning, Guam - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Thank you for all the years of great music! You had the best smile! You are a true legend and will be missed! Thoughts & prayers for your family.

Posted by Nancy Knuth - Leesburg, FL   October 15, 2020

I grew up with you .,ill never forget you im 58 genius w the guitar.

Posted by Mike Beard - Attleboro, MA - friend   October 15, 2020

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All I can say is it's a very sad day for anyone that listened to your songs, including me. It was a shock to hear of your passing but I know you're in a much better place now. Gods speed Eddie Van Halen. You'll be missed by your family and your Millions of fans Worldwide.

Posted by Paul McWilliams - LOUISVILLE, KY - friend   October 15, 2020

Took Rock to a whole new level. That guitar playing was out of this world. Rest in peace. Your music rocked the world. Guitar Innovator. Sad that you are gone. Eruption

Posted by Tommie Westmoreland - Phoenix, AZ   October 15, 2020

He left too early, but, we will see again on the big stage in the sky...

Posted by Jim Geibe - Manheim   October 15, 2020

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This one is for you Eddie.
May you rest in peace in gods loving arms.

Posted by Debbie Kuczek    October 15, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie,
You will be missed but not forgotten.
I liked all your music. I listened to it a lot.

Posted by Debbie Kuczek - Anchorage, AK   October 15, 2020

Eddie, you were not an inspiration...you were THE inspiration to me (and countless other kids my age) to pick up the guitar and play from the heart. You changed everything...thank you. RIP EVH

Posted by Will Winter - OR   October 15, 2020

Eddie words cannot express how devistated I am over your passing... You were my very first concert... Syracuse Carrier Dome Syracuse NY Oct 9, 1982... I have been a huge fan for a long time since 1981... You changed Rock And Roll forever when you came on the scene... You forever changed the way guitar was played... You influenced millions of aspiring musicians myself included... Thank you for all the great memories and all the unbelievably great music...
R.I.P. Eddie... We Love You Man !!!!

Posted by Donnie Whipple - Saugerties, NY - friend   October 15, 2020

Eddie was hands town the last of the great guitarist that really pushed the boundaries to where you can go. I talk all day about his playing, his engineering genius, his songwriting, and showmanship, but I won’t. He was such a sweet human being that happened to be one of the greatest of all time. He will forever be part of my childhood. It’s like a lost a father. But it just makes me wanna stay closer to my folks. Thank you for the memories Eddie. Rest in Power! Van Halen forever!

Posted by Michael Mosbeck - Oak Park, CA - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

Eddie you were truly a gift given to us. You were a guitar genius that will be sorely missed by us all. There will never be another like you!!
R.I.P. EDDIE

Posted by Yolanda Wilson - Bensenville, IL   October 15, 2020

Eddie was a phenomenal guitar player, never since Jimi Hendrix have I ever heard someone who was innovative, and had their own style of playing! Yes of course there are many great guitarists over the years.... But when you heard Eddie play , you knew it was him!!! R.I.P Eddie, you will be missed brother!

Posted by Tony Shrader - Miamisburg, OH   October 15, 2020

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Loved you EDDIE seen you in hara arena almost 40 years was waiting to see you again RIP TO THE ROCK GOD

Posted by Todd Castello - Springfield, OH   October 15, 2020

RIP Eddie you are a legend and will never be forgotten ever:) LOVE YOU

Posted by Gail Witt - Cypress, CA   October 15, 2020

You talked to me on the phone about the night before's performance, you slapped my hand at end of the show and you signed my shirt - Calgary 2004, but it's your talent, your music that touches me the most. The memorial fun times I had with my friends in my teenage years with your music in the mix, is what will always last in my mind until my time is done. My son enjoys your music already at his age of 4, this makes me even happier. You made everyone happy. You are irreplaceable. RIP Ed. And love to Wolf, Alex, Valeria & Janie.

Posted by Michael De Jong - Calgary, AB - acquaintance   October 15, 2020

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RIP Eddie. You were a true legend and a wonderful mind blowing guitarist
You were second to none. You will be missed.Thank you and your band for decades of great music.

Posted by Debbi Kelley - Anchorage, AK   October 15, 2020

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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

Thanks for the music Eddie!!

Posted by John Mason - Kansas, OK   October 14, 2020

Thank You Eddie Van Halen. May you RIP. Thank you for many years of great Rock n Roll. See you in Heaven Brother, PEACE

Posted by Carleen Rantzow - Santa Monica, CA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Simple...grew up with u
And loved u
So jealous when u met Valerie...but I grew up with her also.
So I was just happy for u both. Then came Wolfe...i was even happier for y'all. Loving wishes to Valerie and Wolfie. Rock on Eddie...Nub Ya. Kelley French

Posted by kelley french - Elizabethtown, KY   October 14, 2020

I feel like I’ve lost a HUGE part of my childhood! A fan from the beginning! So many great memories that revolved around Van Halen! My evolving childhood, the discovery of Rock and Roll, Parties, my first love, my first heartbreak and the strive to become a musician! Thank you Eddie for Your music being there through most of the best times of my life! Forever and always a legend! RIP EVH

Posted by Alex DeJack - New Boston, MI - friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie, from the first time I heard your music, I was hooked. You were AMAZING!! There will never be another musician and guitarist like yourself. It is incredible how many guitar players like myself, you have influenced. You changed the way that the guitar was played and it was just phenomenal! We are all saddened by your passing. It's almost like we known you on a personal basis. I guess it's a guitar player thing.

We will miss you Edward! All my prayers and condolences to your family and those that were close to you.

Sincerely,
Tom Perlongo

Milwaukee, WI





Posted by Tom Perlongo - Milwaukee, WI - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Eddie Van Halen will always be one of the best guitar players in American music history. He inspired me to try and learn more about guitar playing and music.

Posted by Sky Kaly - Santa Fe, NM - student   October 14, 2020

Thanks for providing incredible Joy!

Posted by Steve Hamilton - Midland, MI   October 14, 2020

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My first concert at the age of 16 !! Van Halen opened up for Black Sabbath!! Thanks for all the great music & it brings back so many memories!! I will forever be a fan !! RIP Mr. Eddie Van Halen !! A true Rockstar

Posted by Darlene Santistevan - Denver, CO   October 14, 2020

Just want to express my sympathies to all that loves him, he was an amazing artist, loved watching him play anytime of day,1 of the best concerts I’ve been too, it’s still so surreal.... he is missed... been blaring all his tunes louder than usual.... prayers to all that love him & RIP to the worlds most beloved guitar player.....

Posted by Debra Nickell - Okmulgee, OK   October 14, 2020

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Thank you for the years of admiration and inspiration. You were always the best, your soul and style was heaven sent. Now heaven has you back. Rest in peace Eddie.

Posted by Timothy Jimenez - Corona, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

I Wish I Could have Met Eddie Van Halen. He Will deeply be Missed, by Many. I grew up, listening to the Band, "Van Halen's Songs. 2 of my Most Favorite Songs by Van Halen, is "Right Now, and "Dreams".. R.I.P EVH. I Miss You, I Love Your Music, and I'll Forever Remain an "EVH FAN Forever"..
Condolences, to Valerie, Wolfgang, Alex, Janie, and Extended Family and Close Friends.
I Love You, Eddie Van Halen!! I hope to Meet You, someday, in person, on the other Side!! Gone too Soon!!
R.I.P Eddie. You Are Already Missed, by Me, & So Many, Around the World!!

Posted by Ashley Yago - Greeley, CO - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Eddie you are, and always will be an inspiration to many future musicians and the world. RIP

Posted by Norma Flores - Pharr, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

R.I.P. Eddie. The world is never going the same without you. You were not only a awesome guitar player and songwriter but you were a great person. A man who loved his son with his whole heart. You been in my life for 40 years my still is broken. May you have the best after life you deserve it sweetie. Forever in my heart

Posted by Toni Linton - 29 Palms, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

An amazing human being!! Thank you thank you thank you..RIP EVH.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

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Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Rest in peace Eddie.

Posted by Mario Frate - Montreal, QC - student   October 14, 2020

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The greatest, period. Blessed to have been a child of Rock with EVH as King. Truly, one of a very rare kind not to be seen again. Thank you Edward, for so very much that brings tears now, but eternal beauty in music. You are so loved and DESPERATELY missed. Heaven is a better, brighter place now.

Posted by Cindy Lincoln - Richmond, VA - friend   October 14, 2020

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Damn. Just damn.

Posted by Mike Quatro - Hubbard, OH - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Although I met you for brief moment in 1988, you took the time out after your sound check to sign the guitar I built. I am greatful for that moment, it meant alot to me. Thank you also for sharing your gift and passion of music with the world. My heart goes out to the close family and friends of Edward. Sending you thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jamie Hansche - Racine, WI - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

I was 15 years old in 1978 when I attended the Jackson County Fair in MI.
I was sitting in the stands waiting for Styx to perform....listening to music from other bands that I liked at the time, Boston, Foreigner, etc....
When Bam! All of a sudden I heard a song I had never heard, by a band I couldn't wait to here more from...
Runnin' with the Devil.
That COOL guitar, WHO WAS THAT?!
40 years later, Dave/Sammy/Extreme, who CARES?! IT WAS EDDIE!!!
STILL MY FAVORITE BAND EVER!!!
RIP, You and Jimmy Page the greatest of all time!!!!

Posted by Laura T - MI - friend   October 14, 2020

I still can't believe you are no longer with us. Love your music attended quite a few of your concerts and went to see you perform in Dallas. Thanks for the memories you will truly be missed. Love you. RIP

Posted by Terry Perez - Friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie you led my life to a musical journey I’ll never forget you. Miss ya

Posted by Rene Angel - Castroville, TX - student   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all the memories and talent you had with the guitar and keyboard . Thanks for Panama and Jump., Hot For Teacher ..1984 album one of my all time favorites ! I never got to see you live with Dave but thanks for coming to Legend Valley Buckeye Lake Music Center 1993 Hebron Ohio and Charleston Civic Center Charleston WV . With Sammy Hagar. The new cassette came out with Sammy 5150 and those first words are still in my head ...Hello Baby .... RIP Eddie VH Van Halen!

Posted by SARAH SNYDER - PARKERSBURG, WV - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for everything you have given to the music world! You have made me a better guitarist. You will be missed!

Posted by KIRK HAYES - New Orleans, LA   October 14, 2020

Thank you for inspiring me to pick up a guitar.

Posted by Jake S - Virginia Beach, VA - student   October 14, 2020

Thanks for all the great music and memories. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Craig Palmer - Spokane Valley, WA   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all the music and memories you left us ❤

Posted by Denise Saxby - Spokane, WA   October 14, 2020

I have no words....Thank You and God Bless you Eddie....Rest In Peace.

Posted by David Hooker - Superior, WI   October 14, 2020

In loving memory of an extremely talented man.

Posted by Tracey Davis - Oak Hill, FL   October 14, 2020

Best Guitarist ever and heard he was a great soul!! Rest in peace "Guitar Man" we all mourn your loss. Wolfgang and Valerie!! Keep your heads up!!! And may time heal your broken hearts!! He loved you both so much but nothing I have to say would make you feel any better. He will be dearly missed!!! Prayers for you both!!

Posted by Jodi Inglett - Tehachapi, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

I'm a heart broken fan of Eddie Van Halen
I loved and will always love his music
I never got to see you live but grateful i know his music. My deepest condolences to Alex,wolfgang,Valerie for thire loss and band members loss and all his family and friends
Rest in heavenly peace Eddie ❤xoxo


Posted by Gorretti Saude-Croutch - North york, ON   October 14, 2020

Love you man❤ You were the greatest guitar ever. God bless!

Posted by Latonya Thoma - Taylor, MI - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for a lifetime of entertainment! You will go down as one of the best musicians in music history. Love you, love your show..RIP!

Posted by Troy Anich - Madison, WI - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

A true loss of a legend
Feel like I lost a friend

Posted by Linda Rincon - Greenacres, FL   October 14, 2020

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Thank you for the music Eddie. God bless your life. ❤

Posted by Cristella Rios - Kingsville, TX - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

It was so good to see someone love and be so good at what he did! He made us love rock and roll again. Thanks Eddie. Sincerely Kent.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

I was nine years old when VH #1 came out , things we're never the same! Thank you so much sir for the music and the great memories, your fan always !!!

Posted by Tony Foster - Gary, IN - friend   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie. Your job on earth is done play hard and loud in heaven for all to hear.

Posted by Trisha Fenn - Hemet, CA   October 14, 2020

The GOAT! Amazing musician/songwriter. Just incredible what he achieved. He will be remembered forever.

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I am one of the millions of fans who loved you and your music. You have had a lifetime impact on our family. You and your family are in our prayers and always in our hearts.

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Prayers to all.

Posted by Penny Seles - Valparaiso, IN - friend   October 14, 2020

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Posted by BEN Guillen - Hewitt, NJ - friend   October 14, 2020

I play guitar because of Edward Van Halen Period. RIP

Posted by John Kingma - Mokena, IL   October 14, 2020

R.I.P Eddie your were a guitar god
To us all the world will forever be an emptier place with out you . God Speed

Posted by Anthony Horan - Ballston lake, NY - family   October 14, 2020

Rest in peace eddie.you were the best to ever do it.

Posted by Mark pullen - strasburg, VA   October 14, 2020

It's so hard to believe you are really gone. You have been a part of my life for 40 years now, giving me some of the best music of my life. Hearing you play for the first time gave me chills, and to this day, I her chills when I hear you solo. Thank you for all the amazing music and pure joy you gave through your music. Love always! ❤

Posted by Sherry Mary - McComb, MS - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Love you brother, always will.

Posted by Robin Landes - New Lothrop, MI   October 14, 2020

I remember when my brother Chuck and I went to see Van Halen in concert during the late 1980s. May Eddie van Halen's music and God-given talent still be remembered and admired 25 years from now!

Posted by Michael John Boyd - Norfolk, VA   October 14, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was a music God and true heart throb!! I was always so jealous of Valerie Bertinelli because she got to see that smile and kiss those lips. Lol! Rest in peace EddieAngie Williams

Posted by Angela Williams - WILLIAMSBURG, VA   October 14, 2020

What a true loss your passing is. I've been mesmerized by your amazing guitar playing from the very first time I heard you play, back in the late 70s. I've been a huge fan ever since! I'm 61 now, but whenever I need a boost, I will play any one of your solos and it takes me back to my younger days. I still get chills when I hear you play. You will be very much missed here, but I can't wait to get to Heaven and hear you play again. Gonna be the best concert ever! ❤

Posted by Sherry Mary - Acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all of the wonderful memories through your music! You are sorely missed... I Love you man! And always will!

Posted by Paula Royal - Camp Lejeune, NC - friend   October 14, 2020

Intense gratitude for sharing your astounding gift with us, Mr. Van Halen. Keep jamming, hook up with Jimi, Robert Johnson, Django Reinhardt, let the music heal us all.

Posted by Jonathan Sanborn - New York, NY - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

You were my life-long hero rest in peace brother

Posted by Jason Jackson - MO - friend   October 14, 2020

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss may he RIP. Thanks for the music and memories EVH.

Posted by Nick Diamantopoulos - Lowell, MA   October 14, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was such a talented musician who was a great showman and icon. Mr. Van Halen your legacy continues and your bright smile is eternal.

Posted by Theresa Prestopino - New York, NY   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace you will be missed. Fly with the Angels in our Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Nora Perea - Corrales, NM   October 14, 2020

he was a great singer especially jump

Posted by Alex Burianek - Hallam, NE - significant_other   October 14, 2020

I am speechless- junior high to eternity - I have grown up listening to Eddie Shredding his guitar and will continue to do so - I am so very sorry to Wolfie, Valerie , Janie , Alex and extended family - RIP Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Elaine Kramer - Woodland, CA   October 14, 2020

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I saw Eddie in 82...this man will always be a legend..Rest In Peace Eddie..music took another tragedy with your loss❤

Posted by Stephanie Stanley    October 14, 2020

After I bought Van Halen One in 2001, rock guitar was never the same. Your tone, style and versatility were second to none. As I discovered more of your music, it all really touched me. Rest In Peace Eddie, you were loved and admired by many. Special prayers to your wife, Al and Wolfgang and the rest of the Van Halen family. Your music will always live on for me.

Posted by Justin Marella - Hershey   October 14, 2020

Ay Eddie thanks for the great 8 concerts I seen live az-ca will miss u ed rip bro

Posted by Martin Victoria - Tucson, AZ - friend   October 14, 2020

I wish I could have met you Eddie. Hopefully I'll meet you on the other side. Prayers for Wolfgang and the rest of your family. Rest easy Eddie!

Posted by Marvin Bryant - Inez, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

Legend. Innovator. Magician. No one will ever replace you, Eddie. You are sorely missed, but always loved and admired.
❤❤❤

Posted by Colleen Thomas - LaFollette, TN - friend   October 14, 2020

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts and we are never the same. Godspeed...Eddie. You will be deeply missed.

Posted by SandyFeet - Boynton Beach, FL - friend   October 14, 2020

Just like millions of others, I started playing guitar because of him. What a gift to the world. Sad he’s gone but so grateful we all had him. Back jamming again with Jan. Rest easy Eddie. You did good.

Posted by Paul C. - Medway, MA - friend   October 14, 2020

RIp Eddie

Posted by Richard - Friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie you changed my life and stolen me from Kiss in 1978. How ironic the Gene Simmons was in the first band that I loved and was to help you get started . we love you Eddie . KIM and Alex Chambers

Posted by Alex n Kim Chambers - Trenton, NJ - friend   October 14, 2020

Most of us knew him as the greatest guitarist of all time. Some knew him as brother, friend, husband and Pop. Thank You Eddie for sharing your musical talent and your wizardry on the guitar. VanHalen is and will always be my favorite band. Thanks for making getting through life a little bit easier. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Trevor Winkel - Elmira, MI   October 14, 2020

The world is not going to be the same without you Eddie

Posted by Michael Nelson - Dallas, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

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RIP EVH you are truly the greatest!!!

Posted by John Crowe - Sterling Heights, MI - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for it all. Thank you for all the jammin you did. You graced the world with your guitar playing we are all better and amazed still by it. Go well Eddie......And Your Glass Will Always Be Full..........

Posted by Darrell L Tafoya - Espanola, NM - student   October 14, 2020

I was 15 and for whatever reason my parents asked me if I wanted to go to my first concert to see The Super Bowl of Rock 12 with The Rolling Stones in 1981 in Orlando. I mostly listened to disco type music at the time but figured I’d give it a shot. Van Halen came on before the Stones and it changed my young life. Eddie, Dave and the guys looked so cool and were having so much fun and the music was so amazing. Not to mention Valerie in the wings on the right side. I was hooked. Music is a moment in time and this music was my time. I remember this more than I remember what I had for lunch. God bless Eddie for what he gave us.

Posted by Don Glessner - Umatilla, FL - friend   October 14, 2020

My heart is broken. If you only knew how much you have made me smile & my heart so much lighter every time I saw you smile. I truly loved your playfulness & that absolutely adorable grin. My condolences to your Son, wife, brother Alex & all those who love you dearly. I can say one thing: Eddie without a doubt, you have now met my mother and I know without a doubt she introduced herself by saying" You!! Your the one!! Do you know how many times I thought our house was coming down everyday my daughter blasted your music from her room!! Then of course she saw you smile & she laughed & hugged you, thanking you for making me sing & dance my heart out. Much Love from the bottom of my heart. Love you & I will see you on the other side one day. You will Fill paradise with your music & smile forever.

Posted by Jacqi P. - PA - friend   October 14, 2020

"He who believes in me, yet they were dead, shall never die". May the Good Lord bless him, and his family.

Posted by John Alfonso - Bradenton, FL   October 14, 2020

To the king I say, Rest In Peace. I was a die hard fan from the second I heard your music and now 42 years later im still listening. You had a power about you and we would say, this guy is a god. All your music, the stories, the videos, 5150 studio, your guitar collection, everything that made you the superstar you deservingly were. I didn't know you personally but I feel like Ive known you all my life. Influence. that's what you were. My favorite stories were the ones from your friends and family...the ones saying what a good heart you were, and what a good soul you had. God Bless you on your journey into the sky, Light it Up Ed, from now on when I hear thunder...im going to smile and listen because ill know its you plugging in. Rest easy....

Posted by Doug Birnstill - Poughkeepsie, NY - friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie...you were one of the few guys in the industry who didn't let the fame and fortune overtake you. Your love of family and your loyal fan base cements your legacy. Thank you for the 100,000 hours you put in locked in your room practicing ...honing your craft.
Thank you for the uncompromising music your soul gave us....
You've made your mark in this world....and every single ear that took in your music are much much better for it.
My deepest sympathy to the family...Wolf...Valerie...Alex....Janie.
How will we ever go on without our beloved Eddie.
ALL HAIL KING EDWARD VAN HALEN !!!

David Fuller Anderson
Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted by David Anderson - Little Rock, AR - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Eddie I started playing guitar because of you! Thank you good sir for all the great music! R I P THE GREAT EDDIE VAN HALEN!

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

What a Guitarist and what a Tragic Loss to lose such a talented young man. Taken way too soon!

Posted by Julie Clay - Springfield, MO - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Thank you for inspiring a young musician to strive to be better. You’ll live on in your music and in the music of everyone you inspired.

Posted by Christopher O’Reilly - OH   October 14, 2020

Eddie was the soundtrack of my life. I am gutted but still have that gift he gave me for so many years.
Go well...

Posted by malcolm NEAL    October 14, 2020

You rock on Eddie!!!! You will not be forgotten!!!! Listened to you growing up. Great guitarist , seen you perform. Awesome, you are a legend!! Be missed by all!!

Posted by JASON Garbe - Langley, BC   October 14, 2020

Find peace in knowing that Eddie changed lives for the better through his amazing talent. What a Master. Deepest condolences to Wolf and the entire family. Eddie will live on for a very long time. I'm thankful I was on this planet to hear his playing.

Posted by Paul Wiatrzyk - Whitby, ON   October 14, 2020

What wonderful memories rockin out to you in my youth and adulthood!! I will never forget 1984, 2012 VH concerts!!! Such a cool, cute, awesome dude!! Thanks for the memories!! I know Heavens a rockin !!! RIP EVH

Posted by LISA HENSON - BENTON, KY   October 14, 2020

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The world won't be the same without you, loved your music since I was able to spell Van Halen. Hope your smiling and ready for the next journy. People will know you and the music for centuries to come.

Posted by Don Lawrence - Springfield, MO - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Thank you Eddie! Fly high brother!

Posted by Ryan Schultz - LA   October 14, 2020

Thank you for the music. Made things just a little brighter. Prayers and condolences to family and fans

Posted by Richie Lopez - Tucson, AZ   October 14, 2020

The world has lost a hero and an Icon. You are the best and you showed the world how to rock and roll. Rest in peace and jam with the heavens.

Posted by Don Lawrence - Springfield, MO - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

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Can’t believe this is real. Thank you for all the musical legacy you left behind but most of all for the generous soul you were. My prayers for your family and close friends.

Posted by Terri Snowder - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Always loved your music! I saw you in Chicago in 1981 and I will never forget the experience! Rest In Peace friend and prayers to your family during this difficult time!

Posted by Paula Stellato - Barrington, IL   October 14, 2020

Man o man, this hurts. Eddie you were a huge part of my life starting at the age of 19. I was lucky enough to see you live 4 times with Roth and once with Hagar in the early 80's in Montreal Quebec Canada, front row .
So thank you for sharing your gift, your genius with us, you will be missed but never forgotten.

Posted by Chuck Sandiford - Pierrefonds, QC - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Eddie you were the best. I still cannot believe your not here anymore. I am heartbroken. Thoughts to Wolf, Alex, Janine,Valerie family and friends. Best guitarist ever. Will miss you. RIP Eddie terrible just terrible
What a loss.

Posted by Patty Glendye - Acquaintance   October 14, 2020

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RIP Eddie... Your talent, skill and smile will live on forever... You are Irreplaceable. Many prayers to his family, friends and fans

Posted by Stephen McCarron - Wildwood, NJ - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Mr. VanHalen! Prayers and condolences to your family, loved ones and fans. Gone way too soon, your legacy will live forever.

Posted by Eddy Carusi - Kamloops, BC   October 14, 2020

Thanks for changing the game forever. RIP GOAT imo...Prayers to Wolfgang, Alex, extended family...UNCHAINED 4LF...

Posted by Dennis Perin - Eugene, OR   October 14, 2020

Thank you Eddie for the music that rocked me, so happily. God bless your children, family, & untold friends that will be left behind. But my we all feel blessed to have had you here on earth, as you created joy.

Posted by Teenager once - TX   October 14, 2020

RIP the greatest

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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Royce Nedeleff - CA   October 14, 2020

Part of my childhood died with you that day. I feel like I’ve lost a longtime friend. Rest In Peace and rock those pearly gates.

Posted by Jane DuBois - Franklin, MA   October 14, 2020

Huge fan! My here. Love ya Eddie. And Thank you so much!

Posted by Todd Gillenwater - Myrtle beach, SC - friend   October 14, 2020

My condolences to the family, saw them in concert in the late 80s in Dallas Texas 5150 tour.

Posted by Jesse Castillo - Lubbock, TX   October 14, 2020

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RIP Eddie Van Halen. You were one of a kind.

Posted by Sylvia Bedgood    October 14, 2020

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Thanks for the music Eddie Rest Easy no one better than you ♥

Posted by Diana Diaz - West New York, NJ - friend   October 14, 2020

Always been my number one guitar player since seeing him at the Whisky. R.I.P Eddie.

Posted by Albert Vigil - Denver, CO   October 14, 2020

My prayers and condolences go out to the family,Thank you for all the great music,you will be greatly missed..

Posted by Lydia Hadley - Houston, TX   October 14, 2020

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RIP Eddie! You will be missed and forever in our hearts. I still can't believe you are gone. Love you yesterday, today and always! You were such a big part of my high school years! My heart is broken...

Posted by Margaret Mancusi - Bronx, NY   October 14, 2020

Eddie I saw you live in 77 I love it change my like of music.To the family sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie was my favorite member of my favorite band since I was a teenager. In 1978 I fell in love with the band and their music! I always went to see them when in my area or even remotely close! I dreamed of meeting the band all my life and when I was young had dreams of hanging out with them! It killed me when I heard he passed! Yes I cried and I cried as if my brother passed! I pray he will have a place in Yahwehs kingdom when Yahshua returns to set it up! As I would pray to be in his kingdom. I also feel for all family who loved him! Wish I could help in any way! But I’m a nobody and nobody that would get your attention. But Yahweh bless you and may the Messiah have mercy on Eddie Van Halen and all of us that need mercy! Love to all Patrick Thibodeau

Posted by Patrick Thibodeau - Sanford, ME - friend   October 14, 2020

RIP Eddie. Greatly missed. Another big void left

Posted by Christopher Smith - Canterbury - friend   October 14, 2020

You rock our world with love and soul I was truly inspired by your most impressive guitar playing thanks for the memories! R.I.P Eddie love your fan Dave Moens

Posted by David P Moens - De Pere, WI - friend   October 14, 2020

Rock on Eddie!

Posted by Heidi Kilcawley - Columbia, SC - friend   October 14, 2020

R.I.P. Eddie... Thanks for many years of sharing your music. Thoughts to your all your family, friends and fans

Posted by Eddie Robison - Hagerstown, MD   October 14, 2020

RIP Eddie my heart is broken

Posted by ANDREA OHara - Chesapeake, VA   October 14, 2020

I know none of you know me, but I'm a couple years younger than Eddie. I grew up with him, so to speak. My heartfelt condolences go out to Wolfgang, Valerie, and Alex, and Eddie's present day wife, Janie. I'm so sorry for your loss. A Van Halen fan, forever.. sincerely, Molly G

Posted by Molly Greeno - Benton City, WA   October 14, 2020

Eddie, thank you so much for gave me. I will always treasure the music and the memories

Posted by Matthew Green - Clarendon Hills, IL - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers for the entire family. The loss of a love one is never easy. May you find confort in the wonderful memories of Eddie. His impact on my life remains an integral part of me. God bless you all

Posted by Ann Voytek    October 14, 2020

You were truly a gentle soul. Your amazing talent, precision and gift to the music world will be sorely missed but you will forever be in our hearts. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Heaven has a new angel.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

Rest in peace no more suffering

Posted by Joanne Olson - Okotoks, AB   October 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. He was an amazing musician. RIP but never forgotten.

Posted by Mary Kirby - Wichita, KS   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all the great music. Your talent will be missed.

Posted by Robert Lee - Lake Worth, FL   October 14, 2020

What wonderful memories! Thoughts and prayers to family,friends and fans!

Posted by Wingmom - Martinsburg, WV - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

You were such a big influence and inspiration in my life, and then my son’s life. Thank you for all the great memories, you are truly admired by many. I only wish I had the opportunity to meet you. Rock in peace and god bless the Van Halen family

Posted by Mike Lutte - Allentown, PA   October 14, 2020

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RIP Great One

Posted by Elisabeth Vermeulen - Den Haag, CA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Thank you for being the man that I watched walk down the table in the library in Hot For Teacher!!! Since that day it drove me to play guitar and begin to write my own music!!! Thank you for being the inspiration for so many of us!! You will be sorely missed by many, but for certain you will be missed by me brother!!! Rock out in heaven!!! See ya soon!!!

Posted by Shannon Book - Leander, TX - student   October 14, 2020

Rest in Peace, Eddie! You will always be a legendary icon! As many others did, I grew up jamming to your music. I am praying for your son, Wolf, and all your family. This is a very difficult time and I am deeply saddened by the world losing you.

Posted by Stephanie Bennett - Watauga, TX   October 14, 2020

My brother took me to my first VH concert in 1986, I have been a fan since then. Attended so many concerts I lost count. I had the honor of shaking your hand on June 22, 2004 when I was lucky enough to get 1st row tickets your side of the stage. I will never forget that night! I never got to meet you but I feel like you are a part of my family. I can't believe you are gone, your fans are devastated and you are so missed, our hearts are broken. You are the best guitar player and muscial genius. You live in our hearts forever. Thank you for all the memories. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Nancy Lapierre - New Egypt, NJ - friend   October 14, 2020

Thanks for the beautiful music and your great infectious smile. I was able to see you on the last couple of tours you did thru San Diego and you guys rocked ! I am so glad I made a point of going. It's funny how things turn out I thought you would have more time but unfortunately you're gone way to soon. All I can say is CANCER SUCKS ! May you rest in peace

Posted by Richard Joyce - El cajon, CA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Your earthly presence will sadly be missed. I will keep rocking to your legacy. God Bless your family and close friends during this difficult time. Much Love and Thank You for your genius. xoxo

Posted by Debi Greene - Rochester, NY   October 14, 2020

Your spirit will live on forever, thanks for all the great music over the years

Posted by Brian Roberts - Edmonton, AB   October 14, 2020

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Rest in Peace... Prayers and blessings of peace and serenity to your family

Posted by Ted Danielak - Eagle River, WI - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

To watch you have so much fun playing, always made me smile. To listen to the tone that was so uniquely your own brought a "smile" to the ear. In my opinion, neither of those will ever be replaced. Thank you for all the wonderful music that you have left us, and challenged us to play ourselves. I hope that someday, my fingers will be able to do justice to some of it. Had the luck to see you play live in person back in 1984 at the show in Omaha, Nebraska and was left in awe with what the 4 of you were able to do. You will forever be remembered as one of the greatest guitarists to ever live, and I'd lay odds that your legacy page will probably be one of the largest ever. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ray Moeller - Willowbrook, IL   October 14, 2020

One of the greatest influences and impacts on my life, your music brought me clarity and sanity when I needed it the most and still does today. When things gets crazy I play Eruption as load as I can ad the world seems right.

Posted by Wes Gregory - Leesville, LA   October 14, 2020

Eddie, thank you for the amazing memories of the 80’s...you guys were the best there ever was. THANK YOU ❤

Posted by Sharon Osborne - Valencia, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

Show em how it's done upstairs... You were the BEST.. RIP

Posted by SCOTT HASTINGS - Wallingford, CT   October 14, 2020

Your music will live FOREVER. I'm proud to say I am a part of the Van Halen generation. Can't imagine my youth without your brilliant and supernatural music. You made such an impact in so many lives and I want to thank you for impacting my life. Sleep sweet.

Posted by SHERRIE YOUNG - Kennewick, WA   October 14, 2020

I love and miss him forever

Posted by - Omahaemilgilker, NE - significant_other   October 14, 2020

There are no words! I am truly sad that he's gone! I have never met Eddie! But I have seen him online! I knew he was sick! And didn't expect that he was going! It feels different! And feels strange that he's not here! But his soul will live on forever!

Posted by Melissa Williams - Beaverton, OR - friend   October 14, 2020

I was so sad to hear about Eddie's Passing! And truly sad that He's gone! I honestly have never Met Eddie! But I have seen him online! I knew he was Sick! And didn't expect him to Go! He was so talented and a good Musician! RIP Eddie!

Posted by Melissa Wiiams - Beaverton, OR - friend   October 14, 2020

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Prayers goes to Eddie Van Halen's friends and family.

Posted by Andrea Manley - Somerville, TN - significant_other   October 14, 2020

You're gonna be missed by a lots of fans. Your music is one of my favorites to listen to and you sure do know how to play that guitar of yours. I've been sad since last Tuesday when I heard the news you passed away. RIP in peace Eddie Van Halen and we will meet in Heaven one day.

Posted by Andrea Manley - Somerville, TN - significant_other   October 14, 2020

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Rip Eddie the world lost the greatest guitar player ever! Thanks for all your music! Deepest condolences to Wolfie, Alex,Valerie,Janie & VanHalen family!

Posted by Michelle Thornton - KY   October 14, 2020

Eddie VanHalen you was such a beautiful man & the best guitar players ever! You was amazing to see in concert! You will never be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to Wolfie, Alex , Valerie, Janie an the entire VanHalen family!

Posted by Michelle Thornton - KY   October 14, 2020

i have no idea how to say what i really feel. I first heard Eddie and VH in 1978, i was 9 years old. I remember exactly where i was when i first heard Running With The Devil. My life was changed forever. Music is such a huge part of my life, and Eddie has always been on the top of my list. I have had a very challenging life, and Eddie and VH has always helped me get through. Every time I hear him play, I get goosebumps and remember the 5 times I got to see him play. I will never forget where I was when I heard the terrible news. You have meant more to me than I could ever express. I will miss you greatly. KEEP ON JAMMIN!!!!!!!

Posted by Jeremy Devilbiss - Fort Collins, CO - friend   October 14, 2020

I've been with Van Halen from the beginning, I was heart broken when I got the news. First time I heard you Eddie, I was hooked. I want to thank you for the memories. Rest in Peace brother. I will see you on the other side and meet you in person in Heaven. Love you bro, you will be missed! Your music will live on forever. God Bless You.

Posted by Al Marshall - Turlock, CA   October 14, 2020

R.I.P Eddie it was always a pleasure listing to Vanhalen big part of my youth

Posted by Stephen Rathier - Spruce grove, AB   October 14, 2020

You will be missed as one of the greats in Music...RIP

Posted by Lisa V - Okc, OK   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace EVH

Posted by Drew Godfrey - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

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Thank you for the music, your legend will live on in video and music, very few come close but you’ll never be replicated. RIP Eddie

Posted by Steve - ON   October 14, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Mike Detroyer - Columbus, OH - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

There will never be another Eddie Van Halen. I cannot stop grieving. I was fortunate enough to see Van Halen twice in concert Las Vegas NV. You will always be missed. I love you Eddie. See you on the other side someday. A tear drops my eye.

Posted by Paula Nutley - Pahrump, NV   October 14, 2020

I don't even know how to put into words how I feel. I have loved Van Halen my entire life...literally. I was 9 years old when 1984 came out, and I was hooked. Now I am 45 and still get butterflies when I hear ANY Van Halen song. This man was truly an icon. His music and legacy will live forever. My deepest condolences to all the Van Halen family. May Eddie spread his wings and get higher and higher, straight up he'll fly...

Posted by Jessica Marshall - Nashville, TN   October 14, 2020

Many teenage memories were firmed around Van Halen music! As my mom once said, Eddie always seemed to haven't a boy next door smile! Long hair and all! I chose friend as a relationship because that was what he was to his fans!

Posted by Frances Scholl - Kennett Square, PA - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you to the greatest ever

Posted by Carl Hammond - Bellville, OH - friend   October 14, 2020

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There are honestly no words! I am truly sad that He's gone! I honestly have never met Eddie! But I have seen him many times online! He was so talented! It feels different! And It feels Strange that he's not here! I knew he was sick! And Didn't expect that he was going! But his soul will live on forever! Eddie Is sorely missed by his family and friends and Thousands of fans Including me!

Posted by Melissa Williams - Beaverton, OR - friend   October 14, 2020

Thanks for all of the great music and once in a lifetime talent. R.I.P.

Posted by Rick Anderson - Lancaster, OH - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

He was the soundtrack to my childhood. Rest in peace brother

Posted by Matthew Frollini - Gahanna, OH   October 14, 2020

I have been a fan since my first double date back in 1980. We are all praying for your families at this time. This has broken my heart. I will always, always listen to Van Halen loud and proud!!!

Posted by Lynn Hodges - Bremen, GA - friend   October 14, 2020

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Eddie made music before my time, at 16 years old its difficult to find someone as great as him. he will be missed by millions his kram EVH 5150 was gnarly rest in peace forever king

Posted by will - etown, KY - friend   October 14, 2020

I first heard Van Halen in the late 70's (Jamie's Crying) and loved them ever since especially the DLR years - still love all the music and am listening to the tribute channel on Sirius XM - I had a big crush on Eddie!! Condolences to the Family!! RIP Eddie !!

Posted by patricia white - Chatsworth, NJ - friend   October 14, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Elizabeth A. Van Drunen    October 14, 2020

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He changed my life. I moved to Los Angeles in 1987 from Florida just to be under the same sky as VanHalen. RIP Eddie.

Posted by Debbie Couey_Long - Orange Park, FL - friend   October 14, 2020

Seeing Van Halen live was an experience I'll never forget. Alex was still in a neck brace from the wreck, but you wouldn't know it. The band rocked on as usual, and Eddie's blistering solos were all on point. Some have said Hendrix was the last to revolutionize guitar playing, I say they're full of it. Eddie was the last magician on guitar. Eddie was the last innovator. In a world where more music is all done on a dang computer and not many play actual instruments, this loss hurts way more. It's definitely a loss of talent, inspiration, and true music- the way it's supposed to be. When Eddie played, you FELT it, and I imagine that's because HE felt it so much. Rest In Peace, Eddie. You're missed, you're loved, but never will you be forgotten.

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Posted by Melissa Williams - Beaverton, OR - friend   October 14, 2020

Farewell to a legend. I grew up with Van Halen and I'm still mesmerised to this day everytime I hear your licks. Rip

Posted by John Billetz    October 14, 2020

I named my first daughter Jamie. Your music changed the world and my life for the better. You were better than the best. Thank you Eddie for sharing your unbelievable talent. You will forever be missed and no one will ever be able to take your place or play the guitar the way you did. Rest easy now

Posted by Margaret Tysdal - Fargo, ND - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

God bless you Eddie Van Halen and keep on rocking up there

Posted by Dirk Vanderloock - Tienen Belgium   October 14, 2020

1986 New Haven, CT. Live Without A Net , Friday Night show. I was there! Eddie Thank You for an Amazing Concert. RIP ... G.O.A.T ! GOD BLESS YOU & THE VAN HALEN FAMILY








Posted by Dariusz - Portland, CT - friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie & his music was a big part of my & brother's life growing up. He like inspired so many of our generation to pick up & play the guitar especially inspired my brother who coincidentally passed away from cancer in 2019. He was only 46. That's why Eddie's passing away hit me so hard. He was like a member of the family. My condolences go out to his family because I know what it is like to lose a brother to this awful disease. And thank you Eddie for all the music you left behind for us to enjoy for years to come. We will miss you rest in peace Eddie and God bless....

Posted by Rufus Cox - Enola, AR   October 14, 2020

You were my youth and always be a bright star rock on eddie

Posted by karen warech - Santa Monica, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

EDWARD THANK YOU

Posted by RAY - Friend   October 14, 2020

The world will miss you and your music. Can't believe you're gone.

Posted by Erik Leach - Norfolk, VA - student   October 14, 2020

The world lost a legend and a innovator the day you passed away Eddie. You shall rock in our hearts forever.
Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Laura Redman - Everett, WA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

You Rocked!

Posted by R K Mellancamp - Vancouver, BC - friend   October 14, 2020

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Seeing you perform in the summer of 1984 (Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX) changed my life forever. I wish I could have met you in person to let you know how I felt...Thank you for the music and the memories, and may you R.I.P...(Rock In Paradise)

Posted by Tamma Ocain - New Port Richey, FL   October 14, 2020

You changed the music world forever - wish I could have told you in person. Trying to remember your perpetual smile, but all I can think of is that we will never again hear your wailing guitar work. You are one of a kind and I wish you all the best in your eternal rest; now you belong to the ages.

Posted by Tom Laurin - Chula Vista, CA   October 14, 2020

Eddie change the way I play guitar and made a real impact on my life. Love him.

Posted by Mark Kurek - Grand Rapids, MI   October 14, 2020

Thank you for the music... Rest well with the angels, Ed, your suffering is over.

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Posted by Sherril O'Connell - Greer, SC   October 14, 2020

I can not wait till we all get to see you up in real Heaven;our Home.
I love you

Posted by Danielle Elliott - Groveland, FL - classmate   October 14, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Richie Miller - Boston, MA - teacher   October 14, 2020

God Bless you Eddie Van Halen. Your in a better place.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

Love you!! You changed the world and had fun and grace in the process.

Posted by Ted Utz - Larchmont, NY - friend   October 14, 2020

A Light that Burns twice as Bright burns half as Long & Eddie you Burned so Very very Brightly, Godspeed EVH

Posted by Robert THACKER - MOORPARK, CA   October 14, 2020

Rest in Power!!

Posted by James Travis - Wytheville, VA - friend   October 14, 2020

RIP brother, you will be missed,
Paul French

Posted by Paul French - Enfield, CT - friend   October 14, 2020

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Being a Valerie Bertinelli fan, I always felt she introduced Eddie Van Halen to my family. Then we heard Pretty Woman. Loved the sound. Instantly, Van Halen pictures posted on our walls. Thank you Eddie, for sharing your gift of music with everyone around the world. Your legacy will be cherished. RIP our guitar hero.

Posted by Lori Gamble - Saskatoon, SK   October 14, 2020

God bless you Ed. Thank you for sharing your innovative musical talents over the years especially during the most troubling times in the roller coaster of my life.

Posted by Nelson Correia - Vaughan, ON - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

English class, 7th grade, Van Halen's first album had been released. It made a huge impression on me, the boy who sat in front of me & behind me. Boy in front carved Van Halen logo into desk. Boy behind me was drummer & drummed the songs constantly with his pencils.

I hear the question being asked about a favorite Van Halen song. I can't answer. Although I prefer the Roth era, there are just too many good ones.

Eddie was unreal on that guitar. He was one of the rare guitarists that could have done an entire show alone & you would have been enthralled the entire time.

The smile, too, is unforgettable. It's obvious he loved playing that guitar & entertaining people.

He made a mark in music that will live on forever. Missed for sure, but never to be forgotten.

Posted by Kimberly Givens - Jacksonville, FL   October 14, 2020

Eddie if you never ripped as hard as you did. My life would have been completely different your music brought so much joy and people into my life that i would not have had other wise. What you did for dime after he passed with the bumble bee guitar was truly heartwarming you two were my heroes i know you two are ripping it up as i type dime kept her warm for you. We will miss you eddie much love and respect but most of all THANK YOU

Posted by Mike Curtis - Des moines, IA - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for the music and soundtrack to my school years! Will always smile when I hear your songs. You are free of pain. RIP.

Posted by Lisa Shaun Buchanan - Newton, KS   October 14, 2020

You are still one of the greats! NEVER FORGOTTEN! ❤ You taught yourself, Alex, your son and many more how to play music. Your brilliance brought light to the world. Now you are a shining light in Heaven

Posted by Melissa Dobernecker - FRIENDSWOOD, TX - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

In loving memory of a very talented person. We will forever miss & love you.

Posted by Stefanie Weishahn - Vancouver, WA - friend   October 14, 2020

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MY BEST MEMORIES IN LIFE WAS SUMMER OF 1981...... LISITENING TO MEAN STREETS ALBUM EVERYDAY AT THE BEACH IN SO CAL DURING THE SUMMER. THIS IS HOME. THE ONLY ONE I KNOW. YOU WILL BE MISSED EDDIE. REST IN PEACE AND PEACE TO YOUR FAMILY.

Posted by ROBERT - LOS ANGELES, CA   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all the great music you created. You represented the San Gabriel Valley and made us feel proud. May you rest easy now and be at peace. Never forgotten.

Posted by Leonard Duenas - La Verne, CA - brother   October 14, 2020

I think i can comment for my
entire generation when I say:
Your the man!
Edward Van Halen will be missed.

Posted by Robert Fleming - Seattle, WA - friend   October 14, 2020

RIP EDDIE YOU'RE GONNA BE MISSED..

Posted by JODY ROBERTS - Woodhaven, MI   October 14, 2020

Still So hard to believe.. as an African American I was introduced to Van Halen at the age of 13 and never stopped Loving the band and was inspired to play guitar and drums and always imagining playing on stage while the band was watching to see if they liked my playing.. “DREAMS” I had the pleasure of seeing a Van Halen concert and that is now the highlight of my life.. Rest in music Eddie

Posted by Anthony Alexander - Inkster, MI - father   October 14, 2020

Eddie you will always be the greatest musical talent I’ve ever heard in my life.Your music will transcend time.Heartbroken like all of your fansMy first concert was 1984,one of my brothers took me and it still stands today as the best live show I’ve seen.God bless you Eddie and your entire family.

Posted by Kevin Klis - 14 westhaven dr.east northpo   October 14, 2020

Been a fan for over 40 years, I discovered VH at the age of 9, seen Eddie live numerous times. Absolutely heart broken to hear the news. Eddie will be forever loved and missed. Thanks for every single note you ever played. RIP EVH

Posted by Ron Lytle - Seattle, WA - friend   October 14, 2020

YOU HAVE LEFT US WITH GREAT GUITAR SOUNDS AND BEYOND ANYTHING I've EVER IMAGINED , you will greatly be missed . MAY YOU REST IN PEACE forever live your music

Posted by richard benitah - west bloomfield, MI - friend   October 14, 2020

Praying for his family, his bandmates and fans. A true legend gone too soon.

Posted by Kim DeSautell - Phoenix, AZ - student   October 14, 2020

God speed my friend.

Posted by David Whaley - Pahrump, NV   October 14, 2020

Thank you for the music, Eddie! You will not be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Wendy L Holdcraft- Smith - Peru, IL   October 14, 2020

You inspired many across the globe with your talent and style. Your smile will be embedded in the hearts of millions. R.I.P. EVH. Thank you for the years of music and dedication you gave your fans. See you on the other side.

Posted by Scott Arnett - Lawrenceville, GA   October 14, 2020

Thanks for the memories!! Heavenly music being enjoyed by so many right now. RIP Eddie

Posted by Lisa Hopper - Springfield, IL - friend   October 14, 2020

Thanks for your music, One of my all time favorite Band! You will be missed

Posted by Joël Charette - Boisbriand, QC   October 14, 2020

Thank you for letting us listen to your heart speak through music

Posted by Gail waters - Toronto, ON   October 14, 2020

I am 54 years old and my first concert was van halen 40 years ago i have seen yall every year yall went on tour eddie you are by far the greatest master of all guitar players there will never be another you thank you for turning me onto your music it will forever be a part of my life rest in peace my hero van halen rules forever your sound will truly be missed

Posted by Cathy Wright - Jacksonville, FL   October 14, 2020

R.I.P Eddie. Your music was a big part of my teenage years. I am so sad that you have left us. Your music will forever live on in my heart and soul.❤

Posted by Tracy Dillon - West Deptford, NJ   October 14, 2020

Rest in Peace King Edward, thank you for all the legacy you left for the World, it was an honor and a pleasure to live on this Planet together with you, God bless and comfort the hearts of all family members. I Love You Eddie.

Posted by Rodolfo Cintra - Franca, SP - Brazil   October 14, 2020

"C est la fin d un géant !
J ai la boule au ventre depuis la nouvelle
Je ne t oublierai jamais Eddie !!!!!!
Courage à la famille et toutes mes condoléances"

Posted by Erik Le Guellec    October 14, 2020

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Eddie, you inspired so many. You will always be a rock legend! May you fly high. Rock n Roll forever Sending love and condolences from my family to yours.

Posted by Darlene Fields - Mobile, AL - friend   October 14, 2020

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I'm sorry we have lost you. Thank you for the great music you have left for us to listen to, and remember you by.

Posted by CJ - Auburn, NH   October 14, 2020

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RIP Thank You for the Music peace & love

Posted by Karen Pulicicchio - TACOMA, WA   October 14, 2020

Thank you Eddie for being such a big part of my childhood and young adult life. You will be missed but your music will live on forever. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mark Werkheiser - Port Neches, TX   October 14, 2020

Thank you Eddie for all the timeless music and concerts that filled our lives with so much joy! You'll be missed something terrible...rest in power ❤❤

Posted by Kimberly Morgan - Salt Lake City, UT   October 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. We are saddened by his passing. His musical talents will love on. Our Guitar God.r.i.p. eddie Van Halen you will never be forgotten.

Posted by Becca Esser - Edwardsville, PA - friend   October 14, 2020

Rock on in heaven Eddie. My Condolences to all the Van Halen family, friends. Xo
.

Posted by Barbara Slimm - Rocky Mount, MO   October 14, 2020

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Thanks for all the memories Eddie. Sending Prayers for comfort and peace to Wolfie, Valerie and Alex ❤

Posted by Erin Daley - Knightdale, NC - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for bringing all of your talents and beautiful music to us and we will all remember and miss you. I am extremely glad I got to see you in concert. RIP you beautiful soul.

Posted by Patricia Birchenough - Hamilton, NJ   October 14, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Steve Cabral - Fresno, CA   October 14, 2020

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Thanks Eddie for the sweet music you gave us and all the good memories and wonderful smiles. I'm sure your rockin heaven now.

Posted by Barbara Slimm - Rocky Mount, MO   October 14, 2020

RIP

Posted by Steve Anderson - Warsaw, IN   October 14, 2020

When I first heard the music of this man in 1978 (first album) I was blown away. The sound was like no other guitar player. Every guitar player on the earth worshiped the ground Eddie Van Halen walked on and rightfully so, he stood alone in sound and style. We all will miss him dearly but will never forget his impact in the world of Rock-N-Roll. Rest in peace my friend. Wolfgang, Valerie, and Janie, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort all of you.

Posted by Christopher Brueggen - Alexandria, KY - friend   October 14, 2020

eddie, ive been a fan since van halens first album, and ive been listening to your music since you left us.. no one lke you, you were amazing, God has you now, i bet your rocking up there with all the greats we lost. R.I.P A FAN, DeGe Boller --kansas

Posted by dege Boller - junction city, KS   October 14, 2020

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You will be missed. Rest in Peace. Prayers for your family.

Posted by Deborah Daniels - Younsgville, NC   October 14, 2020

The impact you and your music had on our lives is so difficult to share in words. So many of your songs bring me to an exact place in time and are woven into so many wonderful memories throughout my life. The world got to experience your gift and for that I thank you EVH. Every time I attended your concerts it looked like you were having as much fun as the fans and you never EVER disappointed. My overwhelming grief is equaled only by my overwhelming gratitude for the music and the memories. RIP EVH.

Posted by Wayne Kryspin - Palm Coast, FL - friend   October 14, 2020

R.I.P. Eddie and thank for the music you inspired... Keep Rockin' in the AfterLife.....

Posted by Joseph Blevins - CHICAGO, IL   October 14, 2020

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The best guitarist EVER! Prayers for you & family.

Posted by Robin Chow - Cincinnati, OH   October 14, 2020

Rock on Brother! You will be missed . Mike Smith. Fayetteville west Virginia

Posted by Mike Smith - Fayetteville, WV - friend   October 14, 2020

Wow...I don’t know where to start. Eddie you were such an amazing musician and songwriter. The world is at a loss with your passing. Every solo and note you played was inspiring. I know it has been said over and over by different people but I did pick up a guitar because of you and eventually attended Musicians Institute to make myself a better player. Thank you for the gift of music that you have given us. Prayers of peace for your family through this difficult time.

Posted by Randall Malone - Ocoee, TN - student   October 14, 2020

The best inspiration anyone could ask for, you changed the world my friend, may peace he with you, RIP Eddie,,,

Posted by Kenneth Maglocco - WELLINGTON, FL - friend   October 14, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family. A true legend, music icon. Praying that you will find comfort in memories, music and God, today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you Eddie for me growing up with rock n roll R.I.P

Posted by Ronnie Cassidy - Northlake, IL - friend   October 14, 2020

Your music was the soundtrack to our youth. You will continue to inspire guitar players for a 100 lifetimes. I will continue to listen to your music until my last day. Rest In Peace Eddie. See you on the other side ❤

Posted by Dom Sofield - Forked River, NJ   October 14, 2020

Dear Eddie, your music will forever be felt in my heart, like no other. Thank you for adding so much joy and happiness to the world, through your incredible gift and hard work perfecting your craft. The brief moments of time you were generous enough to share with me, along with the incredible magic you presented onstage, have been the best moments of my life. Thank you for being a true, good hearted person and an inspiration for life, not just music. The grief runs deep, but the love and gratitude run deeper. Your devoted fan forever, Heather

Posted by Heather - Brookhaven, PA   October 14, 2020

Eddie, Thank You for being part of our lives and bringing such joy with your legendary guitar playing and living the Rockj "N" Roll lifestyle that got us through tough times and the Partying times as well. RIP. You will be in our hearts 4ever. Condolences to Wolf, Janie, Alex & Kody.

Love Rich & Liz T

Posted by RICHARD TERRAMAGRA - Nashua, NH   October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for being a part of my life growing up. I will never forget your
music and guitar playing.
Your music will live forever in my heart.
Rest In Peace EVH

Posted by Daryl Frankowski - Buffalo, NY   October 14, 2020

GOAT!! Rest In Peace brother

Posted by Clark Lee - Eustis, FL   October 14, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Rhonda Morris - Oak hill, WV - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

You were...and always will be the greatest guitarist of all time. May you be with God and His everlasting love now. Gone now, are the pains of this world.


Posted by Rhonda Hall - Lacey, WA - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you so much for everything,your music has always been a big part of my life..You are a true legend and you will live on forever through your music and the people you inspired!..My condolences to the family..RIP Edward Lodewijk Van Halen..God Bless

Posted by Brian Croxdale - Seymour, TN   October 14, 2020

Eddie the short time you were with us you blessed us with a God givin talent. OUR lord needed you there to share with his Angels. I was at the 81 Oakland show it changed my life.
Your missed already.

Tim White
Lead Guitarist Damed From Eden

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Eddie - You were so many things to so many people--son, husband, father, friend, crush, mentor, icon, MASSIVELY TALENTED MUSICIAN that touched so many people on so many levels. But more than that you carried into this world and then executed that magnificent, magical spark of musical genius and JOY of life (those smiles! those jumps!) and music--something that few harness--playing in such a visceral yet still 'other worldly' way. You transmuted some obscure feeling, wandering around in the ether, into something that straddled both the 3D and the 5D. WOW what a rare talent and GIFT you were to us in this lifetime, in my lifetime and generation. I am so fortunate to have seen you play live with VH multiple times. I cannot imagine my musical landscape without you in it. Those of us who loved you--and there are THOUSANDS (*just WOW*)--are devastated with grief over your passing. I believe there is more than one life. I hope we get to experience you again in the ones to come. Until then, rest and play beautiful music with the angels and know that you were/are loved.

Posted by Angela Griffin - Gainesville, FL   October 14, 2020

Condolences Wolfie and family. Never felt like this for someone I never met. God bless you Eddie!

Posted by Rich Braghelli - Friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you sir for all the memories attached to your music. Goodnight sir.

Posted by Heath Shadden - Campobello, SC   October 14, 2020

Eddie van halen was a legend best guitarist known to man the world stop turning the moment we all found out that Eddie had passed away he will truly be missed but never forgotten i know he's in heaven showing off his best guitar riffs with big beautiful wings fly high my friend R.i.p to the legend eddie van halen

Posted by James Knappins - Columbia, TN   October 14, 2020

Eddie and Van Halen were and are a big part of my life. From high school and still to this day, I listen to them at some point each day. He was the best guitarist and will be missed.

Posted by Edward (Eddie) Darby - Livingston, LA   October 14, 2020

saw van halen with sammy and day rip eddie van halen fell sorry for wolife val janie alex and all family he will be missed i think i saw then 7 or 8 times live rip eddie van halen you were great love vh music

Posted by gary brooks - dedham, ME - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

I miss you.....

Posted by Jarrod Hurd - Meredith, NH   October 14, 2020

This has got to be a nightmare. It cant be true! Guitar gods like you dont die! Ive rocked your album since 1978. Been to many a concert. You will be truly missed. Rock on brother! RIP! Eddie! You are the all time guitar god!

Posted by Robert Lindsey, Jr - Rainier, WA   October 14, 2020

As many of us did, I grew up listening to Van Halen. I never heard anybody play a guitar like Eddie! It seemed as time went on he got better (if that's even possible) I was watching one of his last concerts and he makes it look so easy!! Anyway I could go on and on. I just wanted to give my condolences to Wolfy and the rest of the Van Halen family. Eddie, May you rest in peace my friend. God bless you all!

Posted by Anthony Episcopo - Delavan, WI - friend   October 14, 2020

Thankyou so much for all the music Eddie you truly were a gift to us all. Much love

Posted by Tamela Baas - Kalamazoo, MI - friend   October 14, 2020

RIP Eddie, you gave us so much that we are so thankful for in so many ways. Your music and talent made the world a better place. RIP my friend and god bless.

Posted by Robert Di Giovanni - Massapequa, NY - friend   October 14, 2020

Thanks for all of the great music.

Posted by Eddy Whitwell - Marion, KS   October 14, 2020

Van Halen's debut was the first real hard rock album I had ever heard at 11 years old. This album changed my life as I wanted to be just like Eddie. But things didn't workout and I heard the drums call me. Eddie was the greatest guitarist who has ever graced this earth. Eddie when you left this world and even though I didn't know you, a piece of my soul went with you... God bless you Eddie.

Posted by Donnie McRae - Midland, TX - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

A million thanks for the AWESOME music and guitar licks!!!! There's NOBODY like you, Eddie... NOBODY!!!!

Posted by LORELEI - NJ   October 14, 2020

I was lucky enough to see you play in Washington DC. You were inspiring & magic. The world will miss your musical genious.
RIP Eddie. Your music lives on...

Posted by Susan Millett - Currumbin Waters, CA   October 14, 2020

Posted by Rob Martinez - Salt Lake City, UT   October 14, 2020

You’re the reason people play Air Guitar.
Thank you for giving us such a gift of your music. Rest in power up there Eddie!!

Posted by Tom Lowther - Cincinnati, OH   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace ~ you will be missed ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Love you

Posted by Karen Kelli Bergin - American Canyon, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

Fly High Eddie, you're Jammin with the angels baby

Posted by Nan Kemp - Pelham, AL - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for all the tremendous music that you have given us. You are a legend in the music world.

Posted by Terry Burleyson - Salisbury, NC   October 14, 2020

What a bummer......love runnin' with the devil and ain't talkin bout love.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020

I met you and Valerie in Lake Tahoe 1982. You sat at the same poker table with my dad. My conservative Irish dad teased you about your long hair. I will always remember how genuine you and Valerie were when you gave me your autographs. Loved your music and the sparkle in your eyes. Rest In Peace

Posted by Michelle - AK   October 14, 2020

My wife and I would like to send our condolences to Eddie's family on their loss. We used "Love Walks In "as our walk up music at our wedding reception. Thank you for your music. Philip and Debbie King

Posted by Philip King - Stockton, CA   October 14, 2020

Now he belongs to the ages.
You'll be in our hearts forever, Eddie thank you for everything. My deepest condolences to the family.

Love,

Andy Cummings
Leominster, Massachusetts

Posted by ANDREW CUMMINGS - LEOMINSTER, MA - student   October 14, 2020

From the first time I heard your music at 14 I was hooked. You brought a sound that can never be duplicated. You were and always will be my idol. My heart is truly broken as it feels I lost a close family member. One thing I always wanted was to be able to meet you in person. That dream is gone and so is Van Halen. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rock on Eddie, though we will miss you like crazy, we know you are at peace. Take care and we'll see you in the stars.

Posted by Danny Maes - Willard, NM   October 14, 2020

eddie. you changed my life forever the minute I saw you on stage 43 years ago . at the texas world music festival. you were my favorite guitarist of all my life. the news of your passing was devestating to me. thank you brother for all that you gave us i this world. it was amazing, and life changing, and never will it be forgotten. it shaped my world from an early age and I spent my whole life

lilife sometimes travelling the world to see you. every minute my ears heard your music was a gift. thank you. rip eddie.you will be missed by all. and just to add. alex , wolfie, david lee roth, michael anthony, and valerie. you guys keep strong for each other. wolfie .take everything your father ever said or did for musically and let your dad's spirit shine down upon you and through you so that he can live on through you. you are his legacy and we're the apple of his eye. he was so proud of you... alex man my husband wouldn't let me name my only son after eddie sadley
. so lol I named him after you. his name is conor alexander penberthy. I payed for the best drum lessons I could find here in Austin , texas when he was just 7 years old. he now is
24
and plays both drums and guitar. you keep strong little brother. and all of you from all of us . our hearts go out to you. so keep strong and rock on. allmy love Sherrie lynn owen.
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Posted by sherrie owen - austin, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear of Eddie Van Halen's death. He was truly the greatest guitar legend of all time. The way he could hit guitar notes was incredible, and the Frankenstein guitar of his was a genius invention. He was an innovator and the first of his kind. My three main top songs Van Halen performed were Eruption, Dreams, and Jump. He will most likely will go down as the greatest guitarist of all time. Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen.

Posted by Duncan Paul Connelly    October 14, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Rebekah Lay - VERSAILLES, KY   October 14, 2020

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Greatest Guitar Player. Eddie Van Halen. You will be Greatly Missed. Love to your family. ❤❤

Posted by Catherine Caruso - Riverside, CA   October 14, 2020

The brightest lights burn the fastest & they'll never be another one like you. Prayers of comfort & strength for your family .
RIP Eddie

Posted by Kimberly Wilson - Dallas, TX - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

Blessings and Prayers for the family. May the Good Lord bring you his peace and comfort. I was at the beach when I got word last week. Best riff guitarist I ever heard I was so excited when I saw the band for the 1st time in San Antonio Texas where they played and it was also David's birthday that year in the 76 or 77. His music will always be a treasure to the world. Praise Jehovah for his life and legacy. Love always Ray

Posted by Ray Ramos - Poteet, TX - neighbor   October 14, 2020

May you Rock heaven

Posted by Starlette Pickett - Bacliff, TX   October 14, 2020

Good bye to a legend my child hood was awesone with your great guitar skills . You will always be remembered .! Rock on brother !

Posted by John Hylka - Chicago, IL   October 14, 2020

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The world mourns the loss of yet another music icon! Eddie, your concert photo was always on my school books, your tapes were played until they wore out, so I bought them again. We sang along and played air guitar with your music and it never got old. Thanks for sharing your talents and passion with us! RIP

Posted by Barbara Smith - Dallas, TX   October 14, 2020

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incredible talent. Joy in performing is incredible to see.

Posted by Linda Reynolds - Las Vegas, NV - friend   October 14, 2020

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Rest In Peace Eddie, you will be missed! ❤

Posted by Nanette Tramonte - Houston, TX   October 14, 2020

Posted by shadow Stagner - Caldwell, ID - friend   October 14, 2020

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In loving memory of one of the best finger flailin' guitarists that has ever rocked this planet. Your recordings will be here and the whole world will continue to rock with you for eternity.

Posted by Amy Guimont - minneapolis, MN   October 14, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen. Heaven awaits.

Posted by Bullit James - Austin, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

Thank you for being you, EVH! Your passing has hit me as hard as losing a family member. As I've only gotten to admire your mozart'eque guitar playing, your shows, your writing, your producing, your mad scientist experiments, your pioneering, your never give up attitude and your tenacity from afar as a fan, I feel like you were a huge part of my life. Everything that I admired about you helped to shape my musical baseline, and I hold every artist to your standard which no one has ever, or will ever, live up to what you've created. I'm sorry for your family and close friends who had to endure the final stages of your short time on this earth, and I'm so glad that you've left us so much to revere for the rest of the time that we're on this earth. Thank you. You will be forever missed by me, by all of your fans, by your family, your friends and by Frankie...Your muse will never be controlled by its rightful master again. Shred in Peace, EVH!

Posted by Alex Horvath - Chattahoochee Hills, GA   October 14, 2020

Rest in peace, Eddie!

Posted by April Lopez - Lakewood, WA   October 14, 2020

Still does not seem real, I grew up with you, you wrote the soundtrack to my life! Never imagined a world with EVH. Prayers going up to Wolfgang, family and friends . You will never be forgotten and your music will live on. It’s timeless memories we will all cherish now of you, your guitar and that beautiful smile. RIP EVH

Posted by Laura Romero - Pasadena, TX - friend   October 14, 2020

Your band was the first I saw in concert. Instantly a fan for life. May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for the memories and great rock music. Love to your family.

Posted by Debbie Hallum - Visalia, CA - friend   October 14, 2020

Eddie, cheers to you, sir, may you rest in eternal peace. Much love to your family and friends in this time of mourning.

Posted by Kandi Yost - Red Lion, PA - friend   October 14, 2020

you was the greatest guitar player of all time never be anyone like u love and missed

Posted by stephanie n chris harris - seale, AL - student   October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Van Halen. Music Is Sacred.

Posted by Stormie Bleu Haworth - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   October 14, 2020

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Posted by Dawn Corrigan - PENSACOLA, FL   October 14, 2020

The truest form of one of God's gift came from the music of Eddie Van Halen. A hard worker,who basically played aboard a ship en route to America as a child became a trailblazer in the music world,and his sound distinctive. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to hear it. There was never a memory of any occasion that his music wasn't playing on the radio. The beauty of a soul comes from within,and radiates throughout for the world to share. Thank you Eddie for all your contributions,you fought a good fight with the heart of a lion,now, Rest in Peace.

Posted by Sharonrose Zane - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Truly a legend! Van Halen was my all time favorite. You got me through so many emotions in life. Prayers to your family friends, and fans RIP and ROCK ON EDDIE

Posted by Kari Terranova - Tonawanda, NY   October 13, 2020

Eddie was the best ever guitarist I grew up with Van Halen I still have them on records from the past I wish the best for his family you will be missed forever rest in rock n roll heaven

Posted by Jessica Harper - Porter, TX   October 13, 2020

You are rock GOD and will be truly missed!!! I grew up listening to your guitars riffs which saved my life as a child.

Posted by Kellie - Portland, PEI   October 13, 2020

You are my icon in life. Have always loved your music from the first time I heard it. Will never stop listening. RIP my good looking friend till I get to see you again

Posted by Carolyn Conetta - Hagaman, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

I have idolized Eddie, when I first saw him I was blown away by his good looks and the way he played the guitar, it was like nothing I’ve ever seen he had such a good time playing that he paved the way for other guitarist. I didn’t know until just recently that he wrote some of his music , So God broke the mold when he created Eddie Van Halen. I had such a crush on him , I loved his long curly brown hair and his gorgeous smile along with his great looks. He always looked like he had such a great time playing on stage , he wiill be missed but never forgotten, he will live in my heart and soul and his music will live on , RIP Eddie I hope to see you on the other side love Tonia

Posted by Tonia Morrissette - McDonough, GA - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for a lifetime of wonderful memories and cutting edge music . Van Halen represents such a special time in this world . A time you sat next to your radio waiting for the next VH song to hit those radio waves . No other feeling like hearing your guitar , pressing record on my tape cassette player and saying “wow now that’s how you do it .” Classic . Rest In Peace Eddie ...Godspeed and God Bless

Posted by Marla Lavin - Philadelphia, PA - student   October 13, 2020

Thank you for what you gave us all!! I wish I had the chance to meet you. You were my all time favorite. There will never be another like you. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Dustin Carr - Chesapeake, OH   October 13, 2020

The world will forever feel the loss of you. Thanks for all the great music. Rock on forever. ❤My condolences to his family.

Posted by Susan Freeman - Tampa, FL   October 13, 2020

Eddie you were the greatest guitar player ever I grew up listening to van Halen rest in peace Eddie c u soon god speed brother bye

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

Will remember you with fondness, will reflect on the similarities of your first marriage and my own sadly and will rejoice in the fact you
existed during my lifetime and shared you with the rest of the world.
Rest in Peace. Say Hi to my hubby Roger if you see him and play a little for him and make him smile again in Heaven.

Posted by Maureen Showell - Toronto, ON - friend   October 13, 2020

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RIP Eddie!!
Gone but never forgotten peace be with your family.
When I listen to Van Halen music so do my neighbors

Posted by Sammi Fishbein - DELRAY BEACH, FL - student   October 13, 2020

I would just like to say thank you Eddie for your inspiration over the years. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to family and friends. Rest In Peace Eddie.

Posted by Dean Mianscum - Moose Factory, ON   October 13, 2020

Seen him 3 times. Highlight of my life. Rest in peace bro. Till we see you on the other side

Posted by Lino Gonzales - Winters, TX   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was an awesome guitarist and human being. His music has helped me through rough times in my life. His music will live on forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Posted by Sharon Moore - Nashville, TN   October 13, 2020

One of my greatest pleasures was listening to a new Van Halen recording and hearing what Eddie would do. Every note was like an expression of his personality and he found so many energetic, exciting and unexpected ways to express himself through his music.
I was so deeply saddened to hear that he had passed, as millions of his fans were. However, he will live on forever through his music and future generations will know him by experiencing his amazing music.

Posted by Dan Petras - irvine, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

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LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE FAMILY YOU LEFT BEHIND!!

Posted by BARBARA GIRARD - GRISWOLD, CT - friend   October 13, 2020

Great guitarist ! Will be missed by all.

Posted by Cindy Redmond - Boston, MA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

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El nombre de Eddie Van Halen nunca tuvo fronteras, los 5 continentes lamentan la pérdida del uno de los grandes... EL REY!
En mi corazón siempre vivirán los recuerdos de tu música y de las ocasiones que tuve oportunidad de verte en vivo. Gracias por haber existido.

Posted by Roberto Omaña - San Diego, CA   October 13, 2020

I’m sorry about Eddie my heart is broken he was a big part of my childhood soundtrack

Posted by Chris Bailey - Knoxville, TN   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace, Rock star! All us players miss you terribly!

Posted by Jim Crawford - Twin Falls, ID   October 13, 2020

I feel part of my childhood died that day also. Edward thank you for gracing us with your guitar genius! RIP A true legend will always live in our hearts till the day we die. NEVER be another one like you! Condolences to the family.

Posted by Duane Barnes - Effingham, IL - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Dearest Edward. You were an earthly King. Your existence had a massively positive & profound impact on my life & my persuit of original music & guitar. Thank you!
I'm humbled 2 have witnessed your gift. R.I.P. Long Live King Edward! Amen!

Posted by Spyder Webb - Glen Rock, NJ - student   October 13, 2020

Hey Eddie,

You will be remembered forever for your musical talent, your confidence, your smile, your love, your convictions, your charm, your inspiration, your motivation, and most of all, making people happy when they think of your music. Thanks Eddie for making us all happy!! John

Posted by john Battle - arlington, VA   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie! You were a huge part of my growing up years. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

Posted by Amelia Martin - Warrensburg, MO   October 13, 2020

Sorry l could not be there but l miss you and always will love you... You are a Rock God !!! Rest in Peace!

Posted by Josh coustry - Friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the music and the memories.

Posted by Kenny Robertson - IL - student   October 13, 2020

As a musician Eddie and VH meant so much to me as they did millions. I’m nothing more than a fan but VH made a HUGE impact on my life!! But that fails in comparison I know to the husband, father, brother and friend he was. Thank God the music will LIVE ON!!! To Janie, Wolf, Valerie, Alex, Dave, Michael, Sammy and the entire Van Halen family I pray for comfort for all of you! Much love sent your way
Michael Dillard

Posted by Mike Dillard - Spring City, TN - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie I've been listening to you for most of my life. You were the best guitarist ever. Now you can play with the angels. Rest in His eternal peace. I send my sincerest condolences to the Van Halen family.

Posted by Anna Lindsey - Fort Worth, TX   October 13, 2020

King Eddie the G.O.A.T
You will truly be missed but you music will live on. Thank you for the magical gift you gave us all.
Your family is in our prayers

Posted by Wayne Hughes - Sedalia, CO   October 13, 2020

Heaven has received a good one. Thanks for the memories

Posted by Christine Moe - Mojave, CA   October 13, 2020

I will miss you my friend I grew up but never saw in person except for 3 rows back at the University of Arizona in 1987

Posted by Darren Davis - Collinsville, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

Posted by Shane Robison - Crescent, OK   October 13, 2020

You changed the lives of many, my friend. You created magic. I will be forever thankful for the way all the experiences of my life were enriched by that magic. RIP.

Posted by Vincent Harris - Trenton, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

What can you say about a celebrity you never met but grew up watching your entire life. When some of your earliest memories are of your older brother telling you about this guitar god named Eddie Van Halen is the best at guitar ever and can also write some wicked stuff on the synths. What can you say about a man whos guitar amps you bought as a young adult and turned the volume all the way up and chugged for hours and hours chasing tone. For whats its worth you seemed like a sweet dude and a real inspiration to all. Words dont come close to expressing the feelings i have for someone i never met. I know you are in heaven and maybe one day i will see you there and get to say, hey man loved those synth riffs in the 80’s

Posted by Joe C - FL - student   October 13, 2020

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Since I can't post a lighter, I'm sending you a candle......Rock on in the next life and know your legacy lives on...it saddens me to know we will never get to enjoy your stage presence again......enjoy Jammin' in the afterlife......you have some amazing musicians to hang with! Your music will forever live on.....you were a once in a lifetime talent to our generation.

Posted by Jean Goolsby - DE   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for making the soundtrack to my life and to so many other fans. Music will never be the same , nobody I’ve ever witnessed can play the way you did on the Axe, I’m going to miss you Eddie! RIP

Posted by Donnie Holbrook - Warsaw, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

EVH family (WAJV).....May y’all find peace In knowing that Eddie/Dad is ok. He’s with our lord and savior. Please find comfort and happiness in knowing that you will be with him again someday. God says so. In the meantime, smile....because he’ll be checking in on y’all from time to time....I’m sure of it.

Posted by Regan Weiser - Houston, PA   October 13, 2020

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RIP Ed. My heart aches for your family

Posted by Rowland Shipp - Joseph, UT   October 13, 2020

To the man who dedicated his life to his craft. Thank you for always lifting us up when we needed it. RIP Guitar God

Posted by Bill Ellis - Dayton, TN - friend   October 13, 2020

What can I say that hasn't been said already, by a million other admirers? Eddie rescued me from disco, so there's that. There will never be another like him. RIP - you were and always will be the greatest.

Posted by Gerard Figurelli - Missouri City, TX   October 13, 2020

My condolences to Wolfgang and Alex .Eddie was my hero. no one can replace him. my heart is broken.

Posted by Doug Apt - Edgerton, OH   October 13, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Kris Skovmose - Oak Forest, IL   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Barbara Griffin - friend   October 13, 2020

We are going to miss you Eddie Van Halen. Even though I never met you I know you through your music and your sound.May God keep you in his arms. I will pray for your family. Thank you for the great music.

Posted by Aminah Hameen - Cincinnati, OH   October 13, 2020

Rest in Peace! You will forever live in our hearts!

Posted by Stephanie Mascitti - Canton, OH - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Never in our life time eddie will there ever be anyone like u ever u truly are the head master of the guitar u are going to missed so much music to me will never be the same.

Posted by Cathy Wright - Jacksonville, FL   October 13, 2020

You were my crush! My favorite guitarist ever! I was front row mesmerized by your talent. Your poster hung in my bedroom until I left home at twenty five! Attend many Van Halen concerts. Rest easy, it was a lifetime of beautiful memories. God bless Wolfie, Val, Alex, and all of your beautiful family and friends

Posted by Kelli Posante - Louisville, KY   October 13, 2020

Posted by Shanda Bizwell - Rives, TN - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie. Thank you for making the music that impacted my life.

Posted by Laura Steward Fude - WI - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie

Posted by Angela Bridges - Lewiston, ID - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank You, Eddie!!
Your musical gift helped me through some tough times, and was the choice for a lot of good times. I will always be a loyal fan & appreciate your true talent! I am greatful to have my very first concert be your 5150 tour. Rest In Peace Lord of the guitar

Posted by Travis Mellor - Fayette, UT   October 13, 2020

Can’t tell you the exact impact you had on my life. My mom gave me money and let me cut school to see one of your first concerts in Louisville Kentucky. Everybody loved you even those that never knew you. Your love and talent has left an indelible mark upon humanity. Thank you my friend. May you rest in peace and may all those around you take comfort.

Posted by Jeff Larmee - Louisville, KY - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddy from muskoka Canada we played your music all Thanks giving weekend long great guy great band

Posted by Andy Parsons - Gravenhurst, ON   October 13, 2020

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"THERE WILL BE NO OTHER"
"LONG LIVE KING EDWARD "
Thanks for inspiring me to start playing guitar at the age of 11 back in 1978 when VH1 Emerged onto the scene.
I've been hooked ever since. I truly thankyou for that. You have made me the guitar player I am today. I will truly miss you, part of my heart is broken forever. I was blessed to see u perform live 12 times in my lifetime. "See you on the other side" R.I.P BROTHER.

Posted by Sotirios Orfanakos - Flushing, NY   October 13, 2020

I have truly lost a Good Friend. After seeing Him over a dozen times in varying degrees of venues and band going-ons, He NEVER put on a mediocre show. Mr. Edward, U have always felt like a close friend of the family. I dont know when the grieving will stop. I Love You My Brother. AMEN... D...

Posted by Derek Hitchcock - Gordon, GA - family   October 13, 2020

My favorite guitarist of my favorite band. It was great time, growing up to your music and getting to watch live, the greatest rock band to ever get on stage. The Mighty Van Halen. Thank you Eddie, for what you have given the world. You will be greatly missed.

Posted by Terry Vittitow - Greenbrier, AR   October 13, 2020

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I feel as we all have lost our childhood. It’s been a week and I’m lost for words.so grateful for your gift.

Posted by Frank Rodriguez - Boulder city, NV   October 13, 2020

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One of the most brilliant musicians of our time. Fly high Eddie!!

Posted by Tina Burris - Brandenburg, KY   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. May your family members and closest friends be consoled and comforted. We will all miss you Eddie! Very much!

Posted by Scott Mcclain - Palm Harbor, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace and thank you for everything

Posted by RAY REDSHAW - MCKEES ROCKS, PA   October 13, 2020

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Thank you. Rest peacefully

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Tim Gaede - Racine, WI - friend   October 13, 2020

True God.
The greatest.
Rest in Peace Eddie

Posted by Gary Guay - Pawtucket, RI   October 13, 2020

Prayers of strength for the family to get through this extremely painful time. Eddie, I know your jamming’ up in Heaven with your dad.

Posted by Roxanne H - DE   October 13, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Wolfgang, Valerie, Alex and Janie.
Thank you for sharing all the beautiful family photos. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
May his memory be eternal.

Posted by HELENA FRONIMO-STONER - East Canton, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

You are my hero Eddie..... I picked up the guitar because of you. I dressed like you and tried terribly to play like you. I was a teenager in the 80’s and you were everything to me. I met you twice in Greensboro NC . Once in 88 and again in 2007. You can’t imagine what it meant to meet my hero at 17 and see the show and be backstage all day.... sound check etc. I painted my guitars, skateboard and everything else like yours. Part of my youth and part of my heart left this world with you. GOD BLESS YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. Rest in piece my friend. My heart is broken.

Posted by Robbie Phillips - Greensboro, NC   October 13, 2020

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May you Rest In Peace Eddie. You left behind a legacy that you loving family will continue to carry the torch. God bless.

Posted by Bill Strauch - Leesburg, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie. Your the reason I bought a guitar and wanted to play just like you. I have seen you 10 times in my life time. Your the best and will be greatly missed by many. Prayers to Wolfie, Valerie , Al and eddies current Wife.

Posted by Mark Poeppelmeier - Mason, OH   October 13, 2020

An Innovator, an Idol, a Rock Star... A Son, a Brother, a Husband and a Father. You've made an indelible impression on the World and WE, your fans, are forever in your debt. We've often spoke of your "Flying Eddie's", which you did on stage. Now, you soar with the angels! Sleep well, Mr. Van Halen, with the knowledge that you've changed the world and influenced millions!! Thank you, for everything your music has done for me. RVP

Posted by Richard Van Pelt - Union City, NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

To the Van Halens, family and friends. Names Keith Morin of the far far north Manitoba Canada. -40 country. I was lost at 30 but thanks to Van Halen and Edward Van Halens playing reawakening me thats been missing. I am 7 years, 11 months playing guitar. I'm sorry for your loss. I started a tag in our cold snowy, sleet weather to let you know we are thinking of yous the family in a time of sorrow.

Much respect and love from -50,

Keith

Posted by Keith Morin - Thompson, MB - student   October 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to Eddie’s family. An inspiration to the world and now a shining star in the heaven.

Posted by Michelle Rendon - Stockton, CA   October 13, 2020

Thanks Eddie—you were brilliant and made my life better. Family is in my prayers.

Posted by Larry O - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie , we all loved you for the fun that Van Halen music brought to us at concerts and just hanging out. God bless you , you are in the heavens . Miss ya brother

Posted by David Hammersley - JACKSONVILLE, FL - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Posted by Curtis Rivers - Thomaston, AL - friend   October 13, 2020

May Jesus walk beside you always.Thank you for all the beautiful music and inspiration.Cried all the way home.When I heard.My condolences to the Van Halen family.

Posted by Steven Neilan - VILLA PARK - student   October 13, 2020

Sincerest Condolences to his son, wife, immediate family, bandmates, friends & extended family, ex-wife, other fans worldwide & all those who loved him... & Thank you Mr. Vanhalen for giving me music to help me through my life~

Posted by Ruth Smith - Newland, NC - friend   October 13, 2020

Like everyone, first hearing of Van Halen was a definite game changer. I first saw the band at an outside event in Kansas, 1978. Caught just about every tour after. I was fortunate enough to get to meet him while they toured the second album. Not at all what you would expect to get when meeting a legend. He was SO gracious and took time for everyone with a smile, and was very interested in the happenings around him. Thank you Ed, for the lifetime of great memories and music. Peace be with the family and friends.

Posted by Bart Windsor - Bedford, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

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Eddie Van Halen your my absolute HERO . you and Dimebag Darrell. Rip Eddie

Posted by Larry - Hooks, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Saw Van Halen ~The Aragon Ballroom Chicago April 16, 1979~Totally Blown Away~Thanks For The Memories ~Rest Easy Eddie...

Posted by Joe Passuello - Phoenix, AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

IM SO SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS..
PRAYERS TO WOLFGANG VALERIE ALEX AND EDDIES WIFE..
PRAYERS TO HIS FANS LIKE ME MY HUBBY AND SON..
HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON.
❤❤

Posted by Lisa Nockowitz Hutcherson - Sunrise, FL   October 13, 2020

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You will be missed,but have left your talent too remind us everyday,who,what your spirit is like,much live,(( hugs)) 2 yu dude.til we meet againC'aio

Posted by Sandra Bob - White Swan, WA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

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In loving memory to a musical genius

Posted by Yolanda Verrilli - Stratford, CT   October 13, 2020

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It’s so painful to have your hero pass away . I’m in a lot of pain . I’ve been playing guitar for 38 years because of Eddie. Thank you Eddie for everything you did . We will all miss you and your genius work . Love You RIP EDDIE

Posted by Matt Underwood - Kingwood, TX   October 13, 2020

The Best Rock Concert I ever went to was in Charlotte North Caroline In 1979 when Van Halen headlined the concert in the Out Door Football Stadium. It is an experience I will never forget and I have been a life long Fan ever since. Rest In Rock Heaven Eddie!

Posted by Jeff Nolen - Lake Charles, LA - friend   October 13, 2020

A True Musical genius and inspiration to millions. Keep the Heavens Rockin Eddie!!

Posted by Tony Colasuono - Roselle, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

As a group,all of us guys used to call you Ed.
I hope you don’t mind.
As none of us ever had the good fortune of meeting you face-to -face.
Make no mistake...all of us L-O-V-E-D VH and your guitar playing!!!
Van Halen,the name,is now used to describe a certain level of musicianship :virtuoso.
It’s hard to imagine a world without you in it...we’re struggling to cope,and we’re not alone.
You were the best there ever was!
We’ll miss you every minute of every day...
Devastated.
Mick,Ramsey,Drew and Jeff

Posted by Andrew Goodpaster - Springfield, MO - student   October 13, 2020

Thank you for getting alot of us through our youth,still in shock.Forever in our hearts Sending love,strength and respect to your family
RIP LEGEND❤

Posted by Mandy Devere - ON   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for your music thank you for inspiring all of us musicians all over the world!! And thank you for being this cool guy who changed the world of Rock&Roll! R.I.P. Sir Eddie Van Halen! I pray for Alex,Wolfgang and the whole family for strength! Much love and respect from the Caribbean Aruba!!!

Posted by Axel Josephia    October 13, 2020

He was one of a kind a true innovator he changed everything the way we played guitar and even the way guitars were made and tuned a true gift from God no lessons self taught i met Eddie, Valarie and his parents at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans i was waiting on the elevator and when it opened it was Eddie and Family he pulled me on the elevator i said ill wait on the next one he said no way you can ride with us i will never forget that moment

Posted by Jessie Norris - CYPRESS, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Never be forgotten...

Posted by Kevin Ball - Coshocton, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Rip,you will always be our guitar god

Posted by Mel Hanke - Edmonton, AB   October 13, 2020

Your music gave me such joy , childhood thru adulthood.. You are my favorite..
Thank You so much.. Rest In Paradise!!!

Posted by Eddie Spain - Long Beach, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

To Wolfie, Valerie,
I'm so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful soul.
Eddie pictures were all over my locker from '83 until '88 when I graduated from high school.
We would rock out to Van Halen at all of the parties, kegger's, spodies and shot nights.
When Women and Children First came out, I was stuck in Hawaii with nothing to do but sit on the beach and drink beer and listen to that cassette day in and day out.
Eddie, you brought me through a lot of ups and downs, but I was always up at one of Van Halen's concerts in the Kingdome.
Rest in paradise!

Posted by Shara Hawkins - Kirkland, WA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Unbelievable talent, most recognizable guitar sound ever. As the years pass, the younger generation will come to know who you were and realize how much the world loved you. Job well done. Rest in peace Mr. Van Halen, we will never stop loving you, or forget you.

Posted by Michelle Agleton - Sugar Land, TX   October 13, 2020

You are a blessing to the world! You will live forever through your music. Rest now, beautiful soul!

Posted by April Spelman - Portsmouth, VA - friend   October 13, 2020

The music will live in our hearts forever.
Rest In Peace, Eddie.

Posted by Jerry Cardenas - Orland Park, IL   October 13, 2020

Condolences to Wolfe, Alex and to all the family. God Bless and keep you strong. Such a GREAT loss, Such a GREAT entertainer, guitarist. Thank you for my first concert and experience. RIP EVH

Posted by Erma Maginn - Whittier, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

My heart is broken. A world without you in it is unimaginable. You and the band have been a HUGE part of my life over the years and will continue to be for the rest of my days. I raised my kids on Van Halen! Rest In Peace Eddie. Rock the Heavens

Posted by Kathy Stone - Riegelwood, NC   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen you are and always will be the greatest guitarist of all time, what you were able to do with a guitar is mind boggling I’ve my favorite band and guitarist there will never be another one like you RIP my friend

Posted by Brandon Roberts - Bethlehem, GA - significant_other   October 13, 2020

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You were the best! Rock in heaven Eddie! I have so many wonderful memories from your music! You will be forever missed! Prayers to your family! ❤

Posted by Kelly VanSickle - Trenton, MI   October 13, 2020

Never thought in my life, I would be doing this! I have loved you my whole life, and I will always love you, r i p my dear beloved Eddie! No one will ever replace you my heart is broken and forever will be

Posted by Claudine Beland - Fall river, MA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the great music
Much appreciated
Loretta

Posted by Loretta Hill - Lafayette, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

His music changed my life! I am so very sad.. He will be missed and the music will live on forever! RIP Eddie!!

Posted by Curt Herrlich - Willard, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

Enjoyed the talent you brought to the music world.

Posted by Brian Ricks - Spring Hope, NC - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Keep rockin Eddie. The world will be different without you

Posted by Jason Nipper - Seattle, WA   October 13, 2020

Peace and love brother

Posted by Ken Mantell - Akron, OH - brother   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the past 42 years. You will always be #1 and we will all miss you forever. RIP Eddie.

Posted by Mike Anderson - Wilmington, DE   October 13, 2020

Eddie you are a true rock God. It was an honor watching you play. Now your in Rock and Roll Heaven. You will be missed

Posted by christine collura - port washington, NY   October 13, 2020

Thank you Edward Van Halen. God bless you.

Posted by Chris Vargas - Pittsburgh, PA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for being never ending inspiration, and for riding shotgun with me through some of the best and worst times of life. Rest easy hero!!

Posted by Daniel Mahoney - Davidson, NC - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

I first heard the musical amazement of you EVH when I was 10 years old in 1978. You where a huge part of myself, son, family and close friends throughout our lives. My prayers and heart felt sympathy to the Van Halen family and everyone who was truly close to you.

Posted by Chris Vargas - Pittsburgh, PA   October 13, 2020

It's amazing how much there is to say, and the tremendous feeling of loss you can feel, about a person you never met but feel like you've known forever. Everything about you, Eddie, has inspired everything about me. There are so many people out there that feel the same way. The world will never be the same without you. I hope Alex finds peace and the strength to go on without you, as I'm sure it will be the hardest thing he will ever have to face. Thank you so much for everything you gave us, everything you ever were, are, and will continue to be to us. Rest in peace. You've earned it!

Posted by Philip Bouchard - Collinsville, CT   October 13, 2020

First and foremost. My deepest sympathy to his entire family. Thank you for all the awesome music you shared with the world. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Javier Zamora - Donna, TX   October 13, 2020

Thank you for your short visit on earth Eddie and the music will Always live on!!! Love & Respect Always to Eddies Family & close Friends.

Posted by Donna Martin - Brookneal, VA   October 13, 2020

Posted by Jackie Dennis - Richmond, VA   October 13, 2020

You were and always will be a legend whom the world will miss terribly.

Posted by Helen Mercer - Gainesville, FL   October 13, 2020

Thanks for the memories and the inspiration

Posted by Eddie Bravo - Las Cruces, NM - friend   October 13, 2020

Posted by Thomas Russick - Peckville, PA   October 13, 2020

A legend & a leader on guitar in particular, entertainment in general. God bless Edward.

Posted by CALVIN JESSOME - ST. CATHARINES, AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

I’ll never forget you. God must’ve needed another angel. Thank you for making this world a better place...you truly did.

Posted by Kristina Pino - Bradenton, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

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Thank you Eddie for your music and lead guitar you'll always be apart of my life
R.I.P. EVH

Posted by Kenny chamness - Stockton, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

To Janie, Alex, Wolfgang, Valerie, and the current and former members of Van Halen: thank you so much for sharing your husband, brother, father and friend with the world. Ed was a true genius and the music world is a better place because of him. Rest in peace... and God bless him.

Posted by John Romanelli - Westfield, MA   October 13, 2020

Posted by Keith Jenkins - Fairburn, GA   October 13, 2020

Such a great loss. Purchased all albums many times, from wearing them out! Rest in peace.

Posted by G. A. Mundy - Knoxville, TN   October 13, 2020

Thank you for making the soundtrack for so many of us. I have so many important memories linked to your music. Our sincere condolences to your Family, Friends & Fans. RIP Edward Van Halen

Posted by Anthony Luchi - Clarksburg, MA - student   October 13, 2020

No party was ever complete without putting VH on the record player. You are immortalized by the entire world and probably looking down and smiling like you did so many times in concert. God bless to the family. RIP. Always and forever missed but beyond thankful for your wonderful gift to us all.

Posted by Jack Nelson - East Hampton, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

I have been a massive eddie van halen all my life.i am glad I got to see him in concert.i will never forget his playing that goes with my family too.rip eddie a true rock god .your inspiration will always be remembered.

Posted by Kristine barbeau - Pahrump, NV - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thank you.

Posted by Frank Fernandez - Hialeah, FL   October 13, 2020

King Edward.... I’m 48 years old ... I was 12, when 1984 came out. After listening to that album... I listened to everything before and after .... your music got me through some dark times as a kid....my 20 year old son is Van Halen fan.... I’m glad to share your gift with your Son.... No doubt he’ll carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace.... just go easy on Hendrix up there..

Posted by Mike Tait - Philadelphia, PA   October 13, 2020

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You were the soundtrack to so many of our lives. Thank you for the timeless music and inspiration
We love you Eddie. You will forever be The King Of 10 Fingers And 6 Strings

Posted by Marc J. Mancini - Pittsburgh, PA   October 13, 2020

You Eddie have ALWAYS Been my favorite rock star !! My heart grieves over your passing Rock on in your Heavenly Home !! Love you ❤❤

Posted by Grace Oberbeck - Kentwood, MI - friend   October 13, 2020

Lots of memories. Rest in peace

Posted by Ken Carr - Phoenix, AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

I grew up with Van Halen in Orange County. Love Van Halen to this day. I always enjoyed Eddie's natural, infectious smile as well as his awesome talent with the guitar. He leaves his smile with us -- and we are all to smile to each other no matter. LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Posted by JUDITH BUMANN - Cardiff, CA - mother   October 13, 2020

I had the great fortune to grow up in the 80's and have Eddie and Van Halen inspire my love of rock and metal that lives to this day. Also was lucky enough to see EVH in person 3 times and was in awe of him every moment. He will be missed greatly not just by me but by an entire generation of 80's rockers. Condolences to the Van Halen family and Eddie's friends at this most unfortunate time. May Eddie rest peacefully with the Lord forever!

Posted by Michael Goldsmith - Mooresville, NC   October 13, 2020

Saw Van Halen April 26, 1979 The Aragon Ballroom Chicago Thanks For The Memories Rest Easy Eddie

Posted by Joe Passuello - Phoenix, AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie ! You encourage me to pickup the guitar. I am very sad. I will always remember the chats we had online when I went to Cabo. I will meet you someday You have carved history in the musical industry...Your the King big brother Rip.

Posted by Gary Bird - Telford, PA - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie, you were truly one of a kind. There will never be another you. I had the pleasure of meeting just a few short months ago, and you couldn't have been a kinder man. The fact that you were still doing what you love and passed on your amazing talent to your son, is an inspiration to the world. Rest peacefully sweet soul.

Posted by Andrea Duke - CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

RIP BRO

Posted by John Shepherd - Little Rock, AR   October 13, 2020

Admired you!! , saw you in Toronto in 2007 , you're the best!! , wish i could of met you, I'll meet you on the other side:)!

Posted by David Hopia - Puslinch, ON   October 13, 2020

Eddie, I love you and you’re music. There are no words to explain the emptiness I feel. My heart is with your family and every one in the Van Halen orbit. I will always miss you and the music that was in you that we’ve never heard.

Posted by Chris Pillivant - Shelby twp., MI - friend   October 13, 2020

You changed my life for the better and showed me a different path. Gone but never forgotten!

Posted by John Cullop - Frederick, MD - student   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace, Mr.Edward Van Halen..you mastered and honed your skills into the most prolific, innovative, ever evolving
guitar virtuoso of a millennia and will only be equalled and, or surpassed by someone that you inspired, by your dedication to surpass whoever inspired you. Eddie, you set the standard so high that it will decades before that ever happens. I am so fortunate to have witnessed your brilliance and showmanship 10 times in concert settings, every one better than the last. We graduated the same year..Wild and Free '73!!.. I was heartbroken to hear of your passing as was every single person on this planet who's lives you've touched audibly and visually millions, and with your notoriety in death, millions more have learned what a humble and good man you were. My condolences go out to the immediate family, music family, and every person whoever looked into those smiling sincere eyes...again, Rock on in Heaven as you did on Earth!!..Rest in Peace, Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Jay Dee Prutsman - Ketchikan, AK   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace, Ed. Thank you for all the joy your music has brought to my life. My sincerest condolences to Wolf, Al, Janie, Kodie, Val and the entire Van Halen family, friends, and fans❤

Posted by Mike James - Monroeville, PA   October 13, 2020

Edward,thank you so much for being the soundtrack to my life and giving me so much joy since I first heard VAN HALEN I Still in shock.Your music will live on.RIP

Posted by Michael Long - FOLSOM, CA   October 13, 2020

We all loved you Eddie. May you rest in perfect peace. Play your guitar for the Angel's ❤

Posted by Gina Willis - Tijeras, NM   October 13, 2020

Thank you... Just THANK YOU. RIP EVH.

Posted by Tim Sorrell - Summerville, SC - student   October 13, 2020

Eddie your music touched my soul. Found your music at age 13 back in 1990 and finally got to see you in concert in 2007. I was close to the stage and it was a dream come true for me. You will be missed and your music will live on forever. RIP EVH.

Posted by Nathan Young - Orlando, FL   October 13, 2020

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I am so sad, I respected Eddie Van Halen for his talents and adored his energy. He brought enormous amount of music into the world that will be remembered forever. My prayers to the family, and although nothing can keep us here on earth forever his legacy will remain in our hearts and airwaves. He will not be forgotten.

Posted by Cathy Hirose - Morgan Hill, CA - neighbor   October 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Eddie. Thank you for all the joy you bought to so many fans for so many years especially my husband.

Posted by Susy Manduley - Miami, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Rip to the greatest guitar player ever you will be missed fly high rockstar.

Posted by Amy Hollenbeck - Kansas City, MO   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie ❤

Posted by Stan Hauge - Marion, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie you were such an inspiration and I admire you and your abilities more everyday ( since I was 10..... I'm 52 now) I always hear something new in your songs even after I've heard them a zillion times.....they just never get old. For me You had no equal. RIP EVH and THANK YOU!!!

Posted by James Shea - Middletown, NY - student   October 13, 2020

R.I.P. Edward!

Posted by David Brem - Broken Arrow, OK   October 13, 2020

You were an inspiration to alot of people you were so very talented you will be missed Guitar God

Posted by Shawna Webber - Toronto, ON - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the music and how it made me feel. There was a song for every mood, every occasion. I raised my six children listening to your music and they love it just as much. What an incredible gift. My love and prayers are with your family, especially your son with whom your legacy continues. I was never fortunate enough to meet you in this life but I will always have your music and will remember your incredible smile.

Posted by Sally Cockerline - Kingston, NH   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen guitar God. I've been a huge fan since the first album. You will be missed by millions. The music world will never be the same. Condolences to the all the family and band members.

Posted by Juan Alvarez - Oak Harbor, WA   October 13, 2020

I can’t believe it. He was always a kid at heart. His rocking guitar sound can only be matched with a very select few.

Posted by James (Jab) Adams - Clemmons, NC   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen ...saw you in concert in Norman Oklahoma back in 1981.

Posted by Lawana Johnson - Ardmore, OK - friend   October 13, 2020

He inspired me to get into guitar I am 15 and have been playing since I was 11 the first song I heard was when I was 2 months old was Panama. He was a legend and my condolences to the Van Halen family god bless from Chris

Posted by Chris Bolch    October 13, 2020

Thanks for the great music and memories, Eddie! Your talents and genius, as well as your presence, will be dearly and deeply missed. R.I.P.

Posted by Mario Vazquez - Baton Rouge, LA - friend   October 13, 2020

To his family Gods speed and eternal Blessing. Eddie you are not the reason I started playing but when I first heard you it sent me to the woodshed. WOW! You were a part of me growing up and a huge part of my pedigree for great music. There are still things you did on guitar that make me scratch my head. My favorite album is Women and Children First, I love his sound and just the weird attitude on that record. I also love 1 and 2 as well.
Your passing is making me aware of my age and you musically cannot be replaced.

Posted by Steve Kilpatrick - Student   October 13, 2020

Thank You Thank you Thank you..Met him after a show in 86 .I was 19 and it was incredible.he was great to me and my friends ..RIP Edward Van Halen..You will be truly truly missed.My Condolences to the Family...

Posted by Bernardo Manduley - Miami, FL   October 13, 2020

You will sure be missed, Eddie...THANK YOU for sharing your awesome gift with the world, and, for the sweet memories. See you on the other side.

Posted by Jennifer Greene - Lake Charles, LA   October 13, 2020

You will be missed so very much!! You were such a talented musician and awesome person!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. RIP Eddie!! Keep on rockin' in heaven!!!

Cheryl. Fort Wayne , Indiana

Posted by Cheryl Mawhinney - Fort Wayne, IN   October 13, 2020

You will always be remembered as the legend you are. And for the music you gave the world. But most of all a father, husband, brother, and friend. Rest in peace.

Posted by jeanette Myers - Walkertown, NC   October 13, 2020

Inspiration to millions.

Posted by Chris Warner - Rutland, VT - friend   October 13, 2020

Inspired me in so many ways !
I’m sad I never got to tell you in person how much your music changed my life

Posted by Christian M - San Diego, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Light up the Sky!!

Posted by Eric Woods - St louis, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

God need a guitar player and chose you. RIP Eddie and now you can rock with your dad. We will all miss you.

Posted by Cyndi Bond - Truckee, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

"Turn your radios on
I'll appear right there, yes I will
Turn me up real loud
I'm in your ears"

Thank you for everything Eddie. Godspeed

Posted by Timothy Bliznick - Aberdeen, MD   October 13, 2020

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

You were my hero and an inspiration to millions of us fans. Rest peacefully. You will be missed, but we have your music always.

Posted by Kelly Pieri - Mora, MN   October 13, 2020

I can't believe that he's really gone!!! He was one of a kind, & there'll never be anyone like him!!! He will surely be missed! Our condolences to his family! May God be with Eddie, & you all!!! Very sincerely, Debra & Tim Holmes

Posted by Debra Holmes - Fresno, CA   October 13, 2020

RIP to the greatest guitarist of all time you changed everything in the rock and roll world you will be deeply missed forever god bless you

Posted by Eladio Fernandez - Coral Springs, FL   October 13, 2020

RIP EVH.

Posted by Todd Jacobson - Mundelein, IL   October 13, 2020

I pray you're at peace after all your earthly suffering and I pray your Family will find ways to face each day the best they can.

Posted by ANNE LYONS - Worcester, MA   October 13, 2020

Thank You for your music you are part of the soundtrack of my life . You will be hugely missed!

Posted by Victor Romero - Houston, TX   October 13, 2020

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The 626 is really going to miss Eddie Van Halen he was and will always be the greatest guitar player.
we will miss you but you music will live on forever.

Posted by Richard Gutierrez - Monterey park, CA   October 13, 2020

Many prayers for the family during this difficult time. You will be missed...

Posted by Rhonda Head - Sand Springs, OK - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

My deepest sympathies, the world is never going to be same with out Eddie. May he rest in peace. Long live the king of six strings.

Posted by Carlos Miguel Negrete Rdz. - Monterrey   October 13, 2020

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A guitar ❤ legend that will live on in our hearts

Posted by Melinda Avila - Los Angeles, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Eddie van Halen,, your awesome and Amazing,,Thank you for all positive energy that you have put out.. You were always happy,, Smiling,, you loved your family more then life itself. You were a great family man. You taught your son the good in life..I loved your music,,I will listen to it always. I only live about 30 minutes from where your from in Pasadena.. You will never be forgotten. You have become family to all your Fans.. Rest in Peace ❤ Love you

Posted by Melinda Avila - Los Angeles, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

I was 13 when I was introduce to Van Halen. MTV was just airing on TV but when I seen Eddie with all his moves I was instantly smitten! Eddie will always live in my heart! Thanks for the memories & thankfully I had the privilege to see him 3x's in concert! To his family, Wolfgang, Valerie, & his wife my prayers are with y'all to find peace and comfort today and always! #neversaygoodby

Posted by angela phillips - Blackshear, GA - friend   October 13, 2020

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Earth has lost a legend and an icon. May you rest in peace fly home. You will be missed.

Posted by Dolores Bradley - Winsted, CT   October 13, 2020

Just a special thank you Eddie. I was 10 when VH1 was released. Instantly, I was hooked and mesmerized instantly. Your brilliant playing, song writing, riffs, set me on my coarse in life as a music lover of rock and metal. You were the reason I started playing guitar. I still play everyday at 52. Your music will stay with me always. Just....thank you, Rest in Peace.

Posted by Greg Staso - Washington, PA - friend   October 13, 2020

My Influence as a guitar player since i was 13 i am now 51... terribly sad about this... RIP Eddy

Posted by joel harter - Fort Worth, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

You were and always will be the king! The world just became a lot emptier. We will never for get you!

Posted by Tracy Hall - FRISCO, TX   October 13, 2020

Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! May you rest in peace.

Posted by Gary Read - Rathdrum, ID   October 13, 2020

I never met you personally, I had the pleasure of seeing the band in concert in the fall of 1991. My friend introduced your music to me in 1980, I was in high school, although I had heard songs from your first two albums it never clicked until that year in high school. Your music got me through good and bad times and even rough times. Today I'm 56, father and grandfather and yes, I still have your music in my vehicles and play as if I were that kid back in 1980. May you RIP, and prayers to your brother Alex, son Wolfie, wife Jane, and everyone whose life you touched. May you fly with the angels, your terribly missed but your music will live forever.

Posted by Robert Boggess - Ravenswood, WV - friend   October 13, 2020

Hey Eddie....I'm gonna miss you, I've been a fan from the very beginning,they used to call me VH in highschool,had the necklace and my room was a museum,everyone wanted to see it. I'm sad for your son,I hope he will be ok. Heavemust got the greatest guitar player

Posted by Sue Bianchi - NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

To one of the greatest rock guitarists ...RIP virtuoso !

Posted by Rajesh Ramaswamy - Victorville, CA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the music and being the biggest part of my guitar playing. Although I never got to meet you I loved watching you play at the shows I was so very blessed to get to go to. You will forever be the six string king. Thank you to Wolfgang,Val,Alex and Janie and family my heart goes out to you all. God bless

Posted by Michael Knox - East Liverpool, OH   October 13, 2020

Amazing loving legend who will forever be missed....keep rockin the heavens.

Posted by Michelle Lane - Caledonia, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

The music of my youth and still to this day 42 years later you will be greatly missed Eddie, you will live on forever. May your soul find peace, see you on the other side.

Rick 157 (forever fan)

Posted by Rick 157    October 13, 2020

RIP Ed, you will be missed!!!!

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie, forever grateful.

Posted by Alex Monroy - Tucson, AZ   October 13, 2020

To the Great Maestro on Guitar! Thank you for providing me with so many amazing musical experiences at your live shows and on the VH albums. It has been an adventure of a lifetime!
God Bless You Eddie!!

Posted by Dave Mitcheltree - Dyer, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

I’m just a fan, but a big fan! VanHalen songs brought so much happiness to generations of fans! When I hear VanHalen, My 58 year old soul smiles and I forget about grown up things, just for a minute, and get lost in that beautiful music. God rest this amazingly talented artist and prayers for his family RIP Eddie. Godspeed

Posted by Patricia Carpenter - PA   October 13, 2020

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The world has become emptier for me. Eddie has departed the planet. But what he gave to us while he was here is immortal.

Posted by Joseph Gualtieri - Los Angeles, CA   October 13, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

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Hail to the king of rock n roll

Posted by Sean Welch - Lexington, KY - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for the great music and memories, I've been a VH fan since the beginning, Thank you.

Posted by Carl Davis - Toronto, ON - friend   October 13, 2020

Like countless guitar players of the last 40 years I have spent more days on end being enamored by Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing, tone, style, and swagger. Influenced every one who saw that smiling monster just owning that stage and destroying every eardrum around him, seeing his mastery and virtuosity...we all still thought "Well that's what I want to do." and we chased that rabbit way down the rabbit hole. From building a guitar in shop class trying to be like Eddie, to buying a 5150 amp head to try to sound like Eddie(which didn't work by the way still sounded like me) Myself like so many others were following the Eddie "The Pied Piper" whereever he led us. I don't see that pattern changing anytime in the near future. There is no positive in someone passing but if there were it's that his legacy is becoming stronger...kind of like Obi-Wan Kenobi told Darth Vader...strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine...Maybe the guitar community rallying to support Eddie and be there for his family during these times will be enough to rekindle and bring the guitar back to the place where it belongs!!!

There will never be another one like him, and as sad as it is that he is no longer here at least we have the countless music he left us with!!!! Thank you King Edward. Long Live The King!!!

Posted by Phil Berger - Memphis, TN   October 13, 2020

The world was a more colorful, fun and musical place with you in it. God bless you bro.

Posted by Chris Covington - Reno, NV   October 13, 2020

Thanks for all the great music and memories. Rest well Eddie

Posted by William Woodcock    October 13, 2020

My hero..he will be missed

Posted by Robin Hall - BOWLING GREEN, KY - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP EVH, you will be missed! You’re already missed! Your inspiration is beyond comprehension.

Posted by Matt Ebert - Janesville, WI - student   October 13, 2020

You were our generations musical genius, to us song writing guitarist you taught us how to be and think differently and freely though our music.
You taught us to never stop ,always try to learn more,and when possible to break the glass ceiling and change the Art we all love.
Thank you Eddie
We all love you so.
Paolo

Posted by Paolo Accomando - Ottawa, IL - student   October 13, 2020

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Just want to thank you for all the great music you will be missed. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Michael Aldana - Baltimore, MD - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

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My first memories of Van Halen are from the Album Fair Warning. I was ten. I was instantly drawn to Eddie’s playing. I thought everyone played like that! Soon after I would take up the guitar and realized not everyone played like that. Only he did. Fast forward and I’m 48. I still can’t play like that How fast it flew by and how fun it was listening to everything Eddie Van Halen played. I’m so glad it was during my time! I can’t believe he is gone. I’m still processing it. We live in a world without Eddie. He is the greatest guitar player in my lifetime. A true innovator not only for his playing but what he did for the instrument itself and amplifiers. He is one in a billion. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends. If there is any comfort to be had read these wonderful tributes about him. The true measure of a man is what he leaves behind in his wake. Rest in peace Eddie. You are the greatest.

Posted by Eddie Fernandez - Tampa, FL   October 13, 2020

You fought a long hard fight and so many of us mourne your passing. Thank you for rocking our lives from school lunches to prom dances and thru out. Go rest high on that mountain my friend and our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Posted by Stanley Wright - Avon, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

R.I.P. eddie u will not be forgotten i will always listen to van Halen just thinking about u playing the guitar

Posted by Angie Lineberger - Gastonia, NC - friend   October 13, 2020

Peace to your family. You were the best, thank you for your gift! ❤

Posted by Debbie Dunnegan - Silva, MO - classmate   October 13, 2020

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So sorry for your loss he was great.

Posted by Nancy Schreiber - Clermont, FL   October 13, 2020

There's no words... Feels like my youth passed away with you.....

Posted by Steven Keller - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the amazing music and inspiration to us guitar players. You truly put your heart and soul into everything. Thank you. God bless you.

Posted by Frank McFadden - Forked River, NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

I have been a fan for 40 plus years and the music you made got me though a lot of awkward teenage years. Thank you and hopefully we can meet in heaven

Posted by Danny Tinney - FL - friend   October 13, 2020

very sorry to hear this. thoughts and prayers to the family

Posted by Stacy Butler - fort wayne, IN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rest in Eternal Paradise!

Posted by Laura Perez - TX   October 13, 2020

GOD BLESS, MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.

Posted by MARTY KRAUSE - Selah, WA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the awesome music you made. RIP.

Posted by Debbie Austin - Robinson, TX   October 13, 2020

Eddie VanHalen is and always will be
One Of The Largest Guitar Icons Of All Times!!!
Not Only Was He A Phenomenal
Artist Who Made It Look Easy To Ripp and Shred On The Guitar , He was A Great Song Writer, Sweet , Giving, and Forgiving Individual!
We Are All Blessed To Have Been Touched By Eddie VanHalens natural Gifts! And I'm Sure He Will Never Be Forgotten! And I Want To Say;
I Didn't Know Eddie VanHalen personally. But From what I have Seen and Heard From others!
He Was A Great Father! And I'm Sure He Was. Wolfgang, Rock On!!!
You Are Ur Father's Greatest Legacy!!!
God Bless All Of VanHalen Fans Family and Friends!

Posted by Christi Cotton - Yukon, OK   October 13, 2020

That's the man I will always keep in my memories, someone who brought joy, fun and beautiful songs along his lifetime. I can't express how much Van Halen represents in my life, tied with experiences and memories. Godspeed, Edward. My deepest sympathies with the family, and sincere condolences. Lots of love for you all.

Posted by Alex Lopez - Asunción   October 13, 2020

Thanks for giving it all you got.

Posted by Tina Boardwine - Baltimore, MD - neighbor   October 13, 2020

My heart breaks for Valerie, and the entire group of family and friends.
I pray for strength and comfort and exceeding love to carry you all through your grief. I grew up on Van Halen and watching Valerie on TV, as did many others. Rest in His Peace, Eddie, enjoy rockin with the Angels!

Posted by N. Fyler - FL   October 13, 2020

You are gonna be so missed. Your life and legacy will live on. God bless you brother.

Posted by Scott Newsted - Claude, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

I first started listening to Eddie play, back in the late 70’s, at around 8 years old. Took up lessons to be just like him. I thought it could happen but it didn’t. He was too good. To this day the best band and guitarist of my time. Thank you Eddie for the excellent music. Rest easy, and prayers for your family and friends..

Posted by David Walczak - MA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie. Thank you for rocking that guitar and providing the soundtrack to my youth.

Posted by John Harshaw - Houston, TX   October 13, 2020

Thank for the Music and the Memories Ed, RIP EVH

Posted by Lee Carlson - Freeport, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie. Thank you for the amazing music and for providing the soundtrack to my youth. You will be missed.

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

Thanks for the music and the memories Ed, RIP EVH

Posted by Lee Carlson - Freeport, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Jason Ellerman - Carlisle, PA   October 13, 2020

Candle

My heart breaks for you, your family, for me. Like everyone one else, the music of Van Halen is tied to so many memories and experiences across my life. I cannot express my appreciation for how your music speaks to my heart and soul. How lucky are we all that we got to experience it? I am exceptionally sad that it is over. I miss you. I hope to see you on the other side some day. Love, dawn

Posted by dawn ramaley - Minneapolis, MN   October 13, 2020

Eddie's music always brought a smile to my face. Van Halen will always be my favorite band. Grew up listening to Van Halen and will be until it's my time. Thank you Eddie, RIP. God Bless to the Van Halen family and a God Bless to Dave, Sammy, Mike....

Posted by Paul Smith - Moncton, NB - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

His music got me through good times and bad. Eddie you were an innovator with your music and playing style.
You touched my soul. God speed EVH.

Posted by Lisa Gibson - Santa Rosa, CA   October 13, 2020

Rock on

Posted by Bob Farley - Bidwell, OH   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace Eddie. Thanks for the music. Condolences to his family. Lots of love

Posted by Rhonda Cairns - Bay City, MI - friend   October 13, 2020

Love and miss you Eddie

Posted by Anthony Rushton - Greenwood, SC - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP King Edward. North Carolina loves and misses you. Your musical influence will live on forever.

Posted by David Osborne - Cary, NC   October 13, 2020

Candle

Love Love Love

Posted by Jennifer Salinas - Sacramento, CA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the awesome music you shared with the world.

Posted by Stanley Wright - Avon, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

I've never seen a guitar player in concert like him!!! Fresno, Ca. Save mart center, the best show I've ever seen. I was born 11 days before him Jan 15, like so many famous guitarists I never made it big, but I like and respect the man he was. Sammy ,Eddie, Michael and Alex are very upstanding down to earth gentleman I've been told. Mr. Haggar is the only one I've talked to , he is as cool as a dude can get. If I had made it big !! Him and the boys are some of the most deserving, of there fans. I hear Sammmy would give of his time at local food banks and mission when on tour, in the city's they played. I wish I could have had chance to meet and talk with Eddie Alex Sammy an Michael or just hangout with them. Sammy and Eddie were two idols of mine, I have a feeling if I grew up with them as best friends I'm sure it would've 3 a long a stimulating experience. Wolfgang, Alex !!! Your broken hearts will never pass this pain, as a son you'll some day have kids , your Dad laid the foundation of that relationship that has yet ,when you meet your soulmate. Alex you an Eddie share a bond, a closeness ,that can never be broken. Now you can share all that with your nephew, as you tell stores looking at pictures Eddie will be there with you. Never good bye,just " Happy trails to you until we meet again " I have a feeling you will hear from your Brother, Your Dad again really soon. The best of every day to you gentleman, an to Edward, I wish I could've had the chance to be a close friend. We'll be seeing Yah!!! On the other side!!! Sincerely Mr. Dee Keel

Posted by Dee Keel    October 13, 2020

Thanks for all the beautiful music! You will be greatly missed but you will live on forever in our heats and through the music you gave the world!! Long Live King Edward!!

Posted by Brad Peddle - Riverhead Harbour Grace, NL   October 13, 2020

Eddie I've loved you since I was a girl, and I will love you always and forever, RIP to the greatest ever, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by Terri Eldridge - Citrus Heights, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the impact you made in my life with your gift. I was 8 years old when my cranked jump up, on the radio station. I knew at that moment that something happened in my young heart. You were the biggest reason that I picked up a guitar. Your contribution to not only the guitar but music is beyond words. I will see you on the other side my friend. Rest Peacefully King Edward!

Posted by Rob Merritt - Peachtree Corners, GA   October 13, 2020

in a world that is Billions of years old, I got to be on it at the same time as Edward Van Halen, and he certainly helped my time here be great!! Thank you for the wonderful soundtrack to our lives!! Much Love

Posted by Danny Irby - West Frankfort, IL   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the music and the memories. The first album I bought with my own money was Van Halen 1984 when I was 10 years old. Soon after I used my allowance to buy every Van Halen record. I will never tire of listening to all of the music created by this incredible band. The music he wrote has given me more joy through the good times and bad times of my life than any other artist. Rock in Peace Edward Van Halen.

Posted by Mike Rehder - Dilworth, MN   October 13, 2020

Thank you for being a great inspiration to the guitar world and a wonderful human being !

Posted by John Reyna - Danbury, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

I grew up listening to VH. Eddie always smiled when he played, always and forever smiling! You knew that he enjoyed his instrument, not only to play, but to feel. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Yasmine Oehm - Saratoga Springs, NY   October 13, 2020

Ed was not only an amazing musician but an amazing person. He was very kind to me on several occasions. I will never forget him. Thank you Ed. Your friend, Peter JD

Posted by Peter DiFilippo - Acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Candle

Because of you is why i picked up a guitar.

Posted by GEORGE MATTHEWS - CALAIS, ME   October 13, 2020

RIP EDDIE. my first concert was Van Halen women and children... your guitar playing was amazing, a true musician. My condolences to your family and friends, your music and memories will forever be in my heart.

Posted by Tom Sand - IL   October 13, 2020

RIP to the greatest guitar player ever...You will be missed...but will NEVER be forgotten... Light up the Sky Edward!!!

Posted by David Suber - Columbus, GA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Your music will keep you forever in our hearts. Rest easy Eddie

Posted by Tracy McQueen - Phoenix, AZ - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace King!

Posted by Diana Thompson - KERNVILLE, CA   October 13, 2020

The world has lost a great guitar player and good person. Fly with the Angels Eddie. Say hello to Dime Vinny Lemmy Jimmie Bon and others. You will be missed. A fan. Scott.

Posted by Scott Cook - Thomasville, NC - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

My prayers and condolences for his family. Thank you Eddie Van Halen, for the music that brought me through my teen years. And, a cd still in my car from before your passing. I got in the car after hearing and Dance the Night Away was on. I listened, but it was so different. I cried this time. Rest In Peace my #1 guitar player. ❤

Posted by Annette Navarette - Palm beach gardens, FL   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie. May God give peace to your loved ones. ❤

Posted by Tracy Calvert - AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

Such saddening news to hear of your passing. Was 19 when VH came out in 78 and was an instant fan. Deepest condolences to your family, son, friends and musical collaborators for you will be greatly missed. The world lost an iconic legend...RIP you will be greatly missed

Posted by Sylvia Sunderland - Swansboro, NC   October 13, 2020

I’m a huge fan,I have been since they came out .He will be missed but well remembered He taught me how to play.I feel like I lost a good friend.Rip Ed keep jamming on the clouds my friend. Wolf Lewis

Posted by Wolf Lewis - Florence, SC - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for your music. You were a big part of music in my life,and simply the greatest guitarist of all time.

Posted by Frank Leatherwood - Tucson, AZ   October 13, 2020

You changed the world and this old mans life! Godspeed Eddie we love you and will miss you and your beautiful music! I will never forget meeting you when I was 16 in 1978 and will forever cherish it! Michael n Kristal Golden

Posted by Michael Golden - Fort White, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the music and being my hero .much love

Posted by Dean Warren - Rotherham - friend   October 13, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of your passing. My heart goes out to your family. You will be sadly missed. You were loved by so many. You were a true legend. Your songs will live on through us. R.I.P Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Tammy Dishman - Warsaw, IN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

You were the greatest guitarist on earth. You will be truly missed. I’m heartbroken I will not get to see another Van Halen concert.

Posted by Jacqueline Garreaux - Albuquerque, NM - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie you where the best heaven has gained an angle

Posted by Todd Featherstone - Dallas, NC - friend   October 13, 2020

We all singularly think to ourselves that we were your biggest fan, and in our own right we were. I of course, lived for the two words Van Halen. I would say “my Eddie is playing”. Silence. I needed to hear your every note and on my mind’s eye see you jumping on stage with those squinty eyes and that beautiful smile that made my heart beat. You were the reason I would sing my heart out in my car and think it only one day I could meet this hero of mine. This rock legend. I would show him that I am his biggest fan. In not sure what that would’ve done but in my heart it would’ve made me think he knew how much I cared. Eddie you will forever be my number one and no matter what I will still sing in my car and listen to you and enjoy the vision of you in my head from concerts of days gone by. Rest in the sweetest peace. My dad is up there and my husband. They know how much you meant to me I have a feeling they might try to find you. It won’t be the same without you.

Posted by Jeannine Reitano - Methuen, MA - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest well King rest well

Posted by Ruben De La Rosa - Miami, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Candle

Eddie.. You were one of a kind!! Your Songwriting,Riffs and TONE Were UNMATCHED!! My Main Influence on Guitar!! I Miss You more then Words Can Speak!! EVH...To Me.. The Master of ROCK!!My Condolences to Your Family..especially Al and Wolf!
RIPEVH
Your Music Will last Forever...
Van Halen!!!!

Posted by Jim Storzieri - Wall, NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lesia Kelley - Altamont, MO - student   October 13, 2020

Wolf, Janie, Al, and little Kody......sorry for your loss. RIP Ed. I will always remember you tinkering along with an unplugged guitar, and playing Mozart on the piano and being so gentlemanly around Tim and Dean and daycare kids.:)

Posted by Elizabeth Wiley - Phelan, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

5150

Posted by Víctor Hugo De la Rosa - TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the memories, you will always be the best guitar player in the world. It was such a pleasure to be able to see you at concerts. I was lucky to have front row in Kentucky for my birthday. It was the best birthday ever. Your music brought me and my husband together. You were one of a kind and there will never be another like you. We love you and you will be deeply missed.

Posted by Erin Kincy - Collinsville, IL   October 13, 2020

Loved him. Truly one of the greatest!

Posted by Jackie Jancek - Whiting, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

I still can't believe the sounds he was capable of conjuring up. Still, breath taking to this very day. Eddie, thank you for showing the entire world that anything is possible!

Posted by Lee Haley - Round Rock, TX   October 13, 2020

I love you Eddie. Always and forever

Posted by Loretta Herbert - Anchorage, AK - friend   October 13, 2020

Thanks for providing a soundtrack to my youth! Not many people can change the whole scope of a musical genre, yet you made is seem easy and effortless! Just like Jimi Hendrix did during his time on earth, you redefined the rock guitar, started a musical revolution and kicked off the 80's hard rock scene! Rest in Peace in Heaven knowing the the legacy you left here on earth will continue!

Posted by Bob Quayle - ELYRIA, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen the world will miss you ❤

Posted by Lori Stenske - New Hartford, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

You sure was the best Eddie and I miss you u made Van Halen the worlds greatest band ever I love u Eddie ❤Rest In Peace man

Posted by Sarah Moore - McDowell, KY - friend   October 13, 2020

God bless you Eddie van Halen

Posted by Thomas delduca - Gillette, NJ   October 13, 2020

Rip,you will be missed.

Posted by Charles Kelley - Kansas city, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

R.i.p to my idol, never would of picked up the guitar if it wasnt for you.

Posted by Keith Jonasen - Johnsburg, IL   October 13, 2020

Rest Easy Now Eddie, you changed my life with your music, I was lucky enough to see you in concert & I'm so thankful for that experience, you’re a musical guitar lyrical genius and legend, you will forever be missed. My love to Wofie and the rest of your family! Fly High & God Speed! Love you!!

Posted by Tina Stephens - AR   October 13, 2020

I was hopelessly in love with Eddie, like so many other star-struck female fans I knew, but that did not affect my ability to ascertain that Van Halen as a whole, was a euphony of well timed rhythm, rhyme, melody and delightful raucousness that shaped my young life and tastes in music. My young daughter once implied that she, “just didn’t get into hair bands.” I quickly schooled her and explained that Van Halen was never that, they were raw and hard and what other “hair bands” who thought they might play off such talent could never contrive. Van Halen was a true original and one of kind, and now she thinks otherwise. I remember after seeing them in Greensboro in the 1980’s, coming out of the show and a thousand kids in thousands of cars were listening to the Greensboro rock station playing Van Halen and everyone hanging out of their windows singing in unison. It was like church; it was magical. Thank you Eddie, and the band. My heart has truly hurt this week.

Posted by Tammy Harris Wall - Roxboro, NC - friend   October 13, 2020

An amazing man who I idolized, your music was my motivation my life my crazy wild yests RIP EDDIE SHOW THEM HOW ITS DONE IN HEAVEN

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

Rest in Eddie. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world; we will miss you always. Your legacy will forever live on in the music you left us.

Posted by Tony Zerilli - Roseville, CA   October 13, 2020

you were the best of what you did!!! you will deeply miss!

Posted by Troy Snowaert - Escanaba, MI - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie

Posted by Amy Jarquin - Elora, TN - friend   October 13, 2020

Goodbye Eddie you were the only musician I ever idolized.

Posted by Bradford White - Eau Claire, WI - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for making me go deaf!! When I listened to your music I only did it one way-LOAD!!
R.I.P

Posted by Michael Walterman - Fresno, CA   October 13, 2020

You will be Loved and Missed Forever
Fly High and Thanks for the Memories.

Posted by Darren Ellis - Westville, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP, Edward. You influenced a generation of musicians.

Posted by Gerald Brown - San Angelo, TX   October 13, 2020

Thee finest rock guitarist

Posted by Kay Christiansen - San Pedro, CA   October 13, 2020

You were an inspiration to us all. R.I.P. King Edward!

Posted by Rex Farris - Manchester, TN - family   October 13, 2020

There are no words for the sorrow..you were loved by many far and wide

Posted by Lisa Chaffee - Agawam, MA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Candle

Rest in peace you have touched so many with your music you will be missed but not forgotten

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Teresa - FL   October 13, 2020

It was great growing up with you and your music, I consider myself very lucky to have been in your generation.

Posted by LaDonna Promessi - Walnut Creek, CA   October 13, 2020

An inspiration to all forms of music.

Posted by Daniel Hreha, Jr - Oakville, CT   October 13, 2020

for my entire life, Ive listened in awe to your music...I listen to Eruption every day and i cant wait to hear it again, Ive seen you in concert more than 25 times in my life...I've had countless arguements with several people as to who is the best ever...not doubt in my mind ...at all... that its you. my sincere condolences to your incredibly talented brother, son and wife. and to your legions of fans from then, now and in the future. you will be a part of my life forever.

Posted by adrian Johnson - Wichita, KS   October 13, 2020

EVH.. the world misses you so much already

Posted by danny fe - ID   October 13, 2020

Eddie was a real down to Earth guy that truly appreciated his opportunities and certainly took full advantage of them. He never took his fans for granted, however. There are numerous fan stories that will all confirm this. RIP Ed

Posted by Gary Muenzler - Austin, TX - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

RIP to THE guitar hero. You influenced so many lives and the foundation of what guitar playing could be. You were a true n bright star among the sky. Thank you for bringing your passion and ability to us.

Posted by Lance Depew - Oxford, OH   October 13, 2020

You filled many peoples hearts and souls with happiness and joy with your music. May God bless you and your family. You will be missed. Love you Eddie. Rest in peace

Posted by Rob    October 13, 2020

Eddie your music was the sound track of my life, always appreciated you and how cool you were with people. I will never forget you!!

Posted by Samuel Cuadras - Mesa, AZ - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

God Speed Eddie, Forever Playing, Forever Remembered.

Posted by Bruce M Warnick - Jacksonville, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

God speed brother.

Posted by Michael mihalov - Houston, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

You will be truly missed. Rest In Paradise.

Posted by Yvonne Garza - Houston, TX   October 13, 2020

R i p my hero may you rock n roll in heaven god bless and look over your family wolfgang janie alex valarie and kodi from your friend karl blade

Posted by Karl Blade - Birmingham - friend   October 13, 2020

So very sorry, our condolences

Posted by Adelpha Garcia - Corpus Christi, TX - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

A true musical legend. Gone too soon, but will forever live on in my heart. RIP Eddie...You inspired us all with your amazing guitar genius & presence. Sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.

Posted by Glenis Robyn Clark    October 13, 2020

Candle

In loving memory of amazing man. We will love you and miss you always. Your influence will live on forever!

Posted by Traci Cory - Flint, MI   October 13, 2020

Thanks for rocking those night away, RIP

Posted by Tim Lyons - Hamilton, ON   October 13, 2020

Eddie was an icon to us all. We love him even though we didn't know him personally. I am heartbroken over the loss of this amazing human being. May he rest in the arms of the Angels. He will be missed.

Posted by Deborah Blanchard - Sugar Grove, IL - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Candle

God Bless Eddie

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

My heart goes out to Mr. Van Halen's family....what a saddening loss....he is and ever will be sorely missed....such a genius and I am glad to have lived in a timeframe where his musical prowess just set the world on fire. God Bless.

Posted by Melissa Jones - Colorado Springs, CO   October 13, 2020

I have been a fan since the 1st record. I never cared who sang with him as long as he was playing guitar, loved the sound, loved the songs. I feel like a family member passed away and I never met him. Hopefully I can start listening to the music again without feeling sad. My condolences to his loving family and friends.

Posted by Dave Rose - Pleasant Valley, NY   October 13, 2020

Candle

RIP...thanks for all the music & memories...I know J.A. will be there to greet you!

Posted by Trisha Fravel - Powell, TN   October 13, 2020

Love and prayers bro

Posted by Pac    October 13, 2020

R.I.P. Eddie
We love you!

Posted by mark oosterwijk - Gouda   October 13, 2020

God wanted his guitar player back.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world
and forever inspiring us with your incredible sound.
I know your thunder will continue to echo for centuries to come.
Light up the sky, Eddie!

Posted by Christopher Allen - Burlington, WA   October 13, 2020

I got the opportunity to meet Eddie once.
His music left a profound impact on me
and changed the course of my life, and I told him that... In doing so, I never would have met the people I have and experienced the things I have on this journey called life.. My heart and soul
ache knowing that he isn’t around to save us with his gift, but the memory of him and the impact he had on me will never be forgotten.. I love you Ed, thank you for everything you’ve done for me, even though you didn’t know had, Rest Easy, you’ll be remembered for all of time..
Tom McManus

Posted by Tom McManus - Guelph, ON   October 13, 2020

There goes my hero..Thank you for all the music..I never will forget you

Posted by Olga Garcia - Lake Station, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

Por siempre seras recordado Eddy.
Descansa en paz. Gracias x tu arte!
Buenos Aires.

Posted by Claudia Nevem - Buenos Aires   October 13, 2020

Eddie you had such an impact on me and countless others, your music was a gift to us all and your God given talent truthfully made the world a better place. I am thankful for the time that we had you and the encouragement I take to move forward without you is we will always have your music, art and talent. We will miss you but this is not good bye! Just Until we meet again my friend!

Posted by Scott Dufresne - CHULA VISTA, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

Gonna miss you, Ed. Your music was a big part of my youth and has brung back so many memories of rocking out to Van Halen in the early '80s with friends, who too are no longer with us. Thanks for giving my generation our own "Guitar God" to look up to.......R.I.P. Eddie.

Posted by Terry Mcknight - Arroyo Grande, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for setting the bar so high. Great writing, only surpassed by your complete mastery of the guitar. Nobody had more fun playing, and that's what was most inspiring to me. Thank you for the GREAT music!

Posted by Jim McCullough - Pittsburgh, PA - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP to the GOAT! Thank you for many years of music that got me through some difficult times. Love ya EVH

Posted by Stephanie Karr - Caro, MI - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person and musician. We will love you and miss you always. Hope to see you on the other side.

Posted by Rhonda Lane - Blountville, TN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Randy Brown - Washington court house, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

I have been playing guitar for 40 years because of first time I heard EVH. I begged my mother to get me a guitar. The greatest influencer on the planet. A piece of me left Oct 6th. You will always be with us. Rest easy Eddie

Posted by Steve Cirino - foxboro 02035, MA - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you !! Thank you!! Well done Eddie !!! Well done. !!!

Posted by DD Hardy - Cleveland, MS - student   October 13, 2020

..I am forever who I am because of you, still no words, just disbelief I Love You Dear Sir, muse by my side always

Posted by Bill Carey - Buffalo, NY   October 13, 2020

R.I.P. The best artist of all time.

Posted by Don Stovall - Bonner Springs, KS - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie RIP and may your guitar keep making the sweetest sound in the afterlife that our hearts will always hear.

Posted by Michael Pappas - Smithtown, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

R.I.P. Eddie..You wrote the soundtrack of my youth❤

Posted by Lars Brodin - Sweden - significant_other   October 13, 2020

I was fortunate enough to see the band 4 times. The most memorable concert was right off the stage in front of Eddie. The concert was in Salt Lake City on October 6, 1980. Eddie was a true innovator and someone that comes along once in a century. The Mozart of his time. Love to his family during this difficult time. I certainly feel the loss.

Posted by Tori Riccardi - Salt Lake City, UT - friend   October 13, 2020

A true innovator thanks for the great music,rock in heaven.

Posted by Brent Benson jrBenson jr - Wheatfield, IN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie your music will always be with us.

Posted by Chris Wells - Berlin Heights, OH   October 13, 2020

RIP to the best that ever was. From 1978 to present he was part of the thread that wove me. Although I never met Eddie - from the posters that smothered my walls to watching countless videos - seeing him on concert several times - listening over and over the albums and cds, I felt as though I knew him. His personality shined. Such a character. Always smiling - talent beyond words. Such an innovative person . He brought so much joy to me from afar. I'm so crushed. I can't even believe he's gone. Always #1 in everyway. I can't stop loving you...
❤ Eddie Van Halen ❤

Posted by Sherry Coulis - East Longmeadow, MA - friend   October 13, 2020

Unlike so many who mourn your passing, I am not a musician; I was a young girl who just loved the music. When you pick up your iconic Frankenstrat and play, you make us all feel alive. That's why it's so hard to see you go...you are taking a piece of all of us with you. We are again losing someone who, with the stroke of a hand and an electric amp, can transport us back to a time when the world was fun and not so damn hard. Rest in rock, Eddie...I'll sure miss that sweet grin. Big hug to Wolfie, Valerie, Alex & Joanie...you're all in my prayers.

Posted by Christa Fly - FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Candle

It's amazing how this really hits home and you don't even know the legend personally. Your music has always been apart of my life and will mean so much more now. Keep heaven rocking!! RIP and many prayers to your family!!

Posted by J Steinke - Wapakoneta, OH - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

So sad trying to keep it together can't stop crying great times going to the big shows but he's jamming with POPS NOW

Posted by Ruben Nunez - Claremont, CA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for blessing this world with your amazing gift, talent and music. Thank you for your outstanding contribution to Rock and Roll music. You will be deeply missed and never forgotten. RIP Eddie. Heaven just got a lil louder!
My deepest condolences to family, friends and fans.

Posted by Michie Michele - IL   October 13, 2020

My prayers to find peace during this time. Please take pride in knowing that EVH was not just an extremely talented person, but an instrument that brought the joy of music to the world. I give thanks to having existed when I was able to experience this soul. RIP Eddie.

Posted by Tim Sykes - Rincon, GA - friend   October 13, 2020

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May God support your family through the grieving process. My prayers are with your family. I am sure heaven is jamming with Eddie Van Halen right now and Eddie is finally able to jam with his father again.

Posted by Darra Cooper - GEORGETOWN, DE   October 13, 2020

I love ya and it'll miss you dearly.

Posted by gordy simanek - Racine, WI   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen: a true inspiration, innovator and musical genius.

Posted by Daniel Gibson - Columbus, OH - student   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie you will be missed

Posted by Brian Spence - Sarasota, FL   October 13, 2020

Eddie was a true pioneer that changed the future of music. His dedication was unparalleled. He had the opportunity to lives for the better with his songs and enthusiasm. You have blessed our lives with your music. My sincerest condolences for the family.

Posted by David Harchenko - Abilene, TX - student   October 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to Alex and Wolfgang , Eddie was and will be a great inspiration he will be truly be missed.

Posted by Domenic Paolini - Hamilton, ON   October 13, 2020

GOD called another angel home. To his family I pray for healing and comforting. Please accept my condolences as I know he’s already missed and will continue to be.

Posted by Joannie Noble - Auburndale, FL - significant_other   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen, you were so admired and loved by many. You brought joy and smiles to many people in your extraordinary musical styles. Your are the "GREATEST" player of time
.We love and miss you very much and WILL never for you...ROCK the HEAVENS as you did here

Posted by Rollin - Mobile, AL - friend   October 13, 2020

I'll love you forever, Eddie! You were such an inspiration to this world and you will continue to be! I'll keep the tunes rolling! Much love to all of your family, friends and fans!!

Posted by Jolene Ewert - Anaconda, MT   October 13, 2020

Love and prayers to the VanHallen's

Posted by Sandra Belanger - Fort lauderdale, FL   October 13, 2020

RIP to the greatest influence in my musical direction. Thank you..

Posted by Kevin Speckman - Rindge, NH - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

R.I.P. you will be missed.....My condolences go out to the Van Halen family and friends especially Wolfgang and Alex!! My heart is broken :(
Janice

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie May you fly of the wings of an Angel, rest peace guitarman, you always in my VH heart...

Posted by Gerrit Jan de Wit - Zutphen, Netherlands - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for being a part of my life for 40 years. Rest in peace, my hero ❤

Posted by Andrea Landini - Imperia   October 13, 2020

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Praying for your loved ones. Godspeed, Eddie Van Halen.

Posted by John Shelkop    October 13, 2020

As far a Heroes go this man was my number 1. There celebrities everywhere, but there are very few legends. I had my locker, my room, my everything modified to some form of Van Halen. I think about him everyday and always wondered what he might be doing at any given time. I was really hoping for an encounter some day, but out of the utmost respect never sought him out as an annoying fan bugging him. The music hit me in 1979-80. My ears were shattered and i was never the same. I play a guitar, not real good, but I still learned an instrument from his influence. What else can I say....I was fortunate enough to be alive when you were. That's enough for me.

Posted by JASON JUTRAS - ALFRED, ME   October 13, 2020

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Eddie, it’s been a week without you, and it’s been the toughest week of my life. I miss you so incredibly much. The pain is overbearing, and the tears won’t stop falling. I hope with all I am that you have found peace. You deserve nothing but love. Please send me a sign and let me know you’re okay. I love you forever. See you on the other side. ❤

Posted by Lily Rozycki    October 13, 2020

Condolences to Janie, Wolf, Alex, Val, and all the family. You we’re blessed to have the best because he was the best. Greatest guitarist of all time...I was blessed to have heard him and VH from the beginning. My favorite of all time.

Posted by Ed Wells - Bowling Green, KY   October 13, 2020

Thank you Mr. Eddie Van Halen for your beautiful smile and for the beautiful music you gave us. Van Halen was my era. Even though many fans and your family are sad we are happy we had you because there would be no Van Halen without you bendiciones Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to your son,Valerie and family . Rock and Roll

Posted by Sylvia Lopez - San Antonio, TX   October 13, 2020

A continuous stream of tears roll down my cheeks as I attempt to articulate what Eddie Van Halen meant to me and so many others. I was introduced to Eddie's music by my older brother at a very young age. One of the best memories of my life was finding out the group was touring and coming to my hometown. Growing up in a very religious and conservative household, and at only 11 years old, it took a lot of persuasion for my father to allow me to attend the concert with my older brother. I can count on one hand at 50 years old how many times I've experienced something magical and that night was nothing less than magical! I, like so many others, have been a life-long fan. He was simply brilliant at his craft. I hope his family can feel the massive amount of love so many folks have for Eddie and his family right now. Prayers & love to you all!

Posted by Karen Lovely - Virginia Beach, VA - friend   October 13, 2020

All my thoughts and prayers go to the Van Halen Family . I been in a deep shock , very sad and in a daze ever since I found out He will be forever missed and never forgotten he was one of my favorite musicians I loved watching and hearing him play. Eddie was an amazing person all around .

Posted by Shari Hartley - Clyde, OH   October 13, 2020

Well I can't believe it that a true guitarist has passed I've been in a Van Halen fan since the late seventies first time that I seen Van Halen was back in 1985 at the monsters of Rock tour at JFK stadium Philadelphia. I was blown away how he played. And just waiting it out to Hope and plan for a reunion tour to come. I can't put in to words to describe how talent Eddie really was . My condolence to the entire family for your loss Eddie will be truly truly missed RIP Eddie keep on rocking in our hearts.

Posted by Rick Scatcelli - Claymont, DE   October 13, 2020

I never met Eddie in person, but with his music, I felt he was my best friend. When I was down in the dumps I could crank up UNCHAINED and life would seem to get better. It was on March 1st. 1979. My brother and I were on the way home from the Boston concert (our first concert ever.....ironically, Sammy Hagar opened). On the way home, my brother said "Hey, grab that 8-track tape". I asked who it was?. He said, "Oh, they are called Van Halen and you have to hear this song". I put in the 8-Track and ERUPTION exploded from the speakers and that night the DNA in my body was changed forever. I started playing guitar a few years later and while I am can't even play 10% like EVH, he started the love of guitar for me. When he passed on, my part of my childhood went with him. As I heard on the radio the DJ says "Don't be sad that Ed is no longer here, be happy he was"...and I am so blessed to have been alive and in my teenage years to be able to experience Eddie and Van Halen from start to present. Ed......so glad you are jamming with your Dad again.

Posted by Keith Schlotthauer - Auburn, CA   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie.

Posted by Junior 5150 - friend   October 13, 2020

I am still in disbelief that my idol has passed. My childhood memories of sneaking my older neighbor's 8 tracks of VH flash thru my mind at the speed of light. 1984 was a life changer and I never missed a concert from then on in Pittsburgh, PA. Standing in the mirror playing air guitar for hours until I was able to save enough money to buy my first guitar. You were my inspiration and I cherish ever song from day one. Words can't say enough how much you will be missed. You touched millions of lives with your incredible talent and wonderful smile. God bless you and prayers sent to the VH family.

Posted by Marshall Siple - dubois, PA - friend   October 13, 2020

The first time I saw him was 1980. I knew after that show that I had to learn to play guitar. I have never been influenced more by an entertainer, light of the sky, my brother. See you when I get there.

Posted by James Motsinger - Winston Salem, NC - student   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie. The world lost a true guitar hero and a creative soul. You were my childhood hero as well as my adulthood inspiration.

Posted by Ernest McCowan Jr - Morgantown, WV   October 13, 2020

Eddie - What a true Force , light and power you have been for so many Eddie , you were such a huge part of my life , my brothers and friends from high school, basically Everyday it was Van Halen , who could air guitar or air drum the best to VH 1 & II , I met you in Palm Springs and you were just as kind as a human, taking time for others especially the younger kids and generations , thank you thank you for being a role model an great entertainer, we Love you and are truly blessed to have seen your Greatness, you are missed , memories always and forever.
Rock on and keep the guitar going strong , you are our “ Atomic Punk” !!
Rest my friend
Dan and Dave Mudge

Posted by Dan Mudge - Yorba Linda, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

Love your music all my life! Prayers to your family. I'll miss you Eddie

Posted by Julie Telford - Houston, TX   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace brother. You’re the best guitarist ever❤

Posted by Steven Dopp - Sunapee, NH   October 13, 2020

May the Lord be with you and the Virgin at your side. Thank you for all that you did.

Posted by Bridget - friend   October 13, 2020

You brought your amazing talent and musicianship to the world. Brought it to it knees. Generations and more to come will rember you forever. So far 3 in my family that play / write / sing . All
from hearing your music. Wish this time
it was not true,but you brought the world to its knees again ! Rest in Piece
Thank You for Touching our Hearts+Souls with your time and your Music.

Posted by Craig Boudreaux - North Attleboro, MA   October 13, 2020

Eddie's talent was amazing! I always smile when I hear him play! RIP.

Posted by Mary Brustick - Skiatook, OK   October 13, 2020

You’re gone too soon The world misses you so much already. So sad. Rest In Peace ♥

Posted by Mimi    October 13, 2020

Evh was undoubtedly a legend in his own lifetime he brought so much joy and happiness to the masses he'll be deeply missed but never forget May his legacy go on.

My all time Guitar hero R. I. P

THE BIG GIG IN THE SKY

Posted by Scott Hadley - Kidderminster - significant_other   October 13, 2020

...was lucky and got to see you in 1991 in tallahassee, fl ~ wow, what a show...you were amazing....if you ever got to see evh live you were lucky enough xo...

Posted by jean marie leles - islamorada, FL   October 13, 2020

Eddie thank you for blessing us with the gift of your beautiful music. As a child of the 70s and 80s I enjoyed your music from the beginning and still rock out to it to this day. Your infectious smile, impish grin, twinkling eyes and perfect rock star hair all made you one-of-a-kind. My prayers for all your family and friends around the world who love you and will miss you terribly. There will never be another like you Eddie and we will never forget you. RIP King Edward and keep on rockin on in the heavens. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel ❤

Posted by Beth Rose - Glastonbury, CT - friend   October 13, 2020

I never had the chance to meet Eddie or Edward but somehow it feels like he has been there almost everyday of my life and alot of lives of many others. Not born American but Eddie's music is linked to so many of our movies that it seems that Eddie Van Halen should be included in the sayings like," As American as baseball, football and Mom's hot apple pie. We didn't lose just st a great musician but a son,a husband,a father, a best friend. I'm going to miss his humour and his laugh and smile. God bless all your family and friends and God bless you Edward Van Halen thanks for all the memories and thanks for all the good times .

Posted by Michael Bruce - Iva, SC - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP. God bless you and your family

Posted by Brian Collins - Springboro, OH - student   October 13, 2020

Eddie you were my biggest influence in guitar playing and I just want to leave my deepest sympathies and condolences for your family. we will all miss your Love, your smile and your music. RIP. you will forever live on in our hearts.

Posted by Dezzy Blaze - Albuquerque, NM - friend   October 13, 2020

Like so many others have said, this just does not seem real. Eddie inspired an entire generation to pick up a guitar and search for that elusive tone. RIP to the one and only ... so very often imitated, but never equaled!

Posted by John Butcher - Monroe, NC - student   October 13, 2020

Eddie thanks for the great music that I have enjoyed for forty years God bless Jesus loves you

Posted by Cary Moore Sr. - Friend   October 13, 2020

Thank You Now Rest In Peace

Posted by Timothy Kraus - Vista, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie, you (and the group) were the soundtrack to our youth and staple presence in our lives. I’m 52 now. You and your music are like an old friend that was with my friends and I everywhere along the way - you became part of our social identity. Sounds silly, but it is what it is. Your music held our hand when trying to find ourselves as teenagers, developing relationships, celebrating good times. I credit my friend JJ for introducing me to VH in his basement in Dayton, OH. VH was a bond amongst our friends - Paul, Mich, Stauff, Gumper, Kinder. My first concert ever was 1984 tour at Hara Arena. To this day, put on some VH and it’s all good! I wore a pair of Chuck Taylors you designed like your guitar for my wedding and entered on Eruption - that’s what made me feel good and have fun with it all. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all your hard work and creativity and drive that enriched our lives. Peace to you, your family, and loved ones! Cheers! TCSH

Posted by Chuck Howard - Dayton, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

G.O.A.T. much love and respect. Many memories.

Posted by Alan Davis - BATAVIA, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

May your music always be influenced by you.

Posted by Todd V. Berger - St. Louis, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

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Rest in peaceThank you for the sweet music

Posted by Maria Delarosa - EL PASO, TX   October 13, 2020

First I hope God comforts those Eddie left behind. I went to his concerts when he was in Florida. He was a master of his guitar. Impeccable......May he rest in Peace. The whole band was so versatile with all their songs......gonna miss him

Posted by Cecelia Thomas - Melbourne, FL   October 13, 2020

I'll miss you greatly RIP

Posted by Jimmy Van Halen - CA - family   October 13, 2020

For me... Van Halen was the rock soundtrack for the 80's, and of course Eddie was the driving force of that decade. Good times. Thanks Eddie for the great tunes and that mischievous smile will never to be forgotten.

Posted by Lee Campbell    October 13, 2020

I was turned on to the band by my older brother and got to go see them at the age of 13 in Knoxville it was the 5150 tour been a fan since I was lucky to see a lot acts in Knoxville but no one compared to Eddie rest in peace you was apart of my youth ill never forget

Posted by Randall Reece - Cosby, TN   October 13, 2020

I don't care who you are or where you come from,everybody that loved rock n roll,loved and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt the guitar sound of the one and only Eddie Van Halen! What a loss to mother Earth came with the death of Eddie but what a great guitar heaven gained....we love you Eddie from the bottom of my heart,Rock In Peace!!!

Posted by Peter Stanakis - Mahanoy City, PA   October 13, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Donna Padgett - Greenwood, SC - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

In loving memory of great Dad, husband, songwriter and guitar master, Edward Van Halen.... May you rest peacefully....

Posted by Charles McKinnon - Las Vegas, NV - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for being part of the soundtrack of my youth. You were the best at what you did, and are greatly missed by all of us. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Van Halen family!

Posted by Darren - Baton rouge, LA   October 13, 2020

rest in peace Eddie you will be missed

Posted by Scott Grizely - palm harbor, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Condolences to the family, and thanks for playing so much music.

Posted by Dennis Osterbrink - Lee Co, FL   October 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family and all the fans. Eddie will always be a legend. I was beyond heartbroken to hear of his passing. Fly high and know you are always in our hearts. Cancer sucks!

Posted by Ann Bell - Savannah, GA   October 13, 2020

U will always inspire me to the fullest. Thanks for everything u have given and taught us!! U will never be forgotten!!

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

i just want to say... Thank You! Thank You!!!!!

Posted by Vincent Piazza - NY   October 13, 2020

My heart goes out to the family. Van Halen has been my favorite band since I was a little boy. Loved the music they made and Eddie’s style. Going to miss him deeply. Forever a fan

Posted by Ricky Pye - Okeechobee, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

So strange that the passing of someone I never met has saddened me so much. Van Halen the soundtrack to my childhood and later adult years. Turned on my first Van Halen album must have been 1981ish. Could not believe the sound coming out of that record player. I have shared that love with my 17 year old and now she can continue the love of great music. Your talent was a gift to us all. If people you have never met loved you so much I can only imagine the heartache your friends and family are going through.
Thoughts and prayers with you all and remember....the music never dies.

Posted by Matthew Thomas - Riverview, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie, you entered into Heaven on my daughter, Halen’s, 13th birthday.
She said that as devastating as this was for our family, we will forever now celebrate your life with hers.
My bride and I got engaged at your show in Houston, front row. Sammy signed my “bootleg” Converse shoe that I painted to honor you. It was the center piece of our wedding.
You will still be an inspiration to me and my daughter, and to many others worldwide.
May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by James H.A. Swafford - Galveston, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie you were such a talented individual you touched the hearts of many and it is so hard to believe we will never hear you again. My heart goes out to your family and friends and all the fans world wide.such a tragic loss you inspired so many including me I never met you but I feel lost that you are no longer here my heart is broken it reminds me of when elvis died .I've been a fan for so long it's like we lost a family member R I P
EDDIE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Posted by Dave Burian - Minooka, IL   October 13, 2020

You made a bright mark on many souls around the world. The first album that I can ever remember seeing was Diver Down. I was ten years old when 1984 came out. It changed my whole life. I started playing because of you. Thanks for the great memories that I have because of the notes and words your played and wrote, and for leaving the blueprints behind for the next generation of players.

Posted by myron coughlin - battleground, WA - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank eddie for the music you will be greatly missed heaven got another great one play in his band

Posted by Malinda Deitz - Warren, MN   October 13, 2020

My condolences too family and friends. Thank you Eddie for bringing so much happiness into my life with your music. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Rest In Piece. ❤

Posted by Ashley Joffrion - Baton Rouge, LA   October 13, 2020

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The world is less bright with his loss. Not only Edward himself but the music that will never be.

Posted by Stephen Crites - Sudbury, ON - friend   October 13, 2020

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Will miss this very amazing and talented man love and Hearts and Thoughts to his family and friends

Posted by Bradley Fore - Wichita, KS   October 13, 2020

You were the greatest Ed ! Big influence on me growing up in a small town in Iowa rest in peace and God bless!!!! Jeff in Muscatine IA.

Posted by Jeff Dipple - Muscatine, IA   October 13, 2020

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Love to the family. RIP Ed.

Posted by Gary Willer - Eri, TN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

I was a teenager in the late 80's, Van Halen was known by all and known to be a great rock band that didn't have to put on a crazy act to be good. It came natural and for sure natural for Eddie. When you get older you realize things that you didn't in your younger days...it's now that I listen to Eddie and look at the pictures (past to present) and realize...man, he was great! I love music but I was only blessed with simply that, the love of music.
I cannot play anything nor can I sing but I've always felt I had a good ear for it and I admire Eddie Van Halen for his unmatchable talent. Being a rock star I'm sure most think they have to be a certain way, I didn't know Eddie personally but he seemed to be a nice, sensitive guy, almost in a childlike way. (It must be the grin everyone keeps mentioning.) He didn't seem to be fake, maybe it was because he truly loved what he did. We all face death at some point, I pray Eddie is in the heavens with our wonderful God! I'm thankful that I grew up with music like that. I'm thankful that Eddie Van Halen was a part of my past, those pics of his sweet smile and beautiful hair, his music, his guitar sounds that will forever be around are all great reminders to live life to the fullest. Prayers to his family and friends and being a dog lover, prayers to his pup who no doubt will miss him also.

Posted by Jackie - AL   October 13, 2020

I'm not one for words,but with your passing a part of my life is missing you. Your spirit lives on and the memories of you,we keep til the end. My deepest condolences to Wolfie,Alex & family

Posted by Lisa - Stacy, MN   October 13, 2020

I will miss you Eddie but I will continue to play your music for the rest of my life. My prayers to Valerie, Wolfie and Mrs Edward Van Halen and your family. The entire world is still in shock.

Posted by Julie Smith - New Baltimore, MI   October 13, 2020

Gone too soon from this world. Your music will live on but our hearts are broken that another brilliant light has been extinguished. Peace to the family. Heaven has a hell of a band.

Posted by Mary    October 13, 2020

RIP Dutchie, thanks for the sounds!

Posted by Jeremy Pillsworth - Sparwood, BC - student   October 13, 2020

Eddie has been my guitar hero since I was 7 years old when I heard jump for the first time I was hooked and the rest of his music was just as great he will always be a part of me I would like to give my love thoughts and prayers to Wolfgang Alex and Janie In this time Eddie also had such a down to earth personality and his smile will forever be missed Dave Garry Sammy my thoughts go to you as well

Posted by Chris Milch - Gainesville, FL   October 13, 2020

RIP Eddie, you will forever be remembered by many. We love you. My condolences to the family. ❤

Posted by Lisa gomez    October 13, 2020

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You inspired an entire generation -- including me -- and we'll beyond. People will talk about everything you did and how amazing you were for decades, at least. I cry over the loss, but smile that I was fortunate enough to be a part of the generation that grew up with your music as my soundtrack to life. God bless you. Rest in Rock.

Posted by Michael Ciabattoni - Bear, DE   October 13, 2020

I remember the first time I heard your music. I was in the 6th grade and a red corvette pulled up to my elementary school jamming to Running With The Devil. That was all it took and from that point on I became a VH fan. My room as a teenager was plastered with VH posters and pictures. Several concerts attended. EVH you brought so much to the music industry. Your legend lives on! Forever!
❤ Lori from Dallas, TX

Posted by Lori Ramsey - Waxahachie, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all the memories and changing the world.

Posted by Mark Cornell - Olympia, WA   October 13, 2020

Eddie. A true guitar hero. Your music kept me going in some of the darkest times in my life. Your contribution to music will be a gift that will give others forever. Thank you.

Posted by STEVEN JONES - Saint Clair, MI - friend   October 13, 2020

Dank u wel Eddie • Thank you van Halen Terima kasih worroo ☆ "crossing over"

Posted by Felix Peeters - Helden, Nederland   October 13, 2020

Prayers to the family! My heart is broken.. Eddie I never had the chance to see you in concert but you are the best guitarist in the world.You will never be forgotten and I will always listen to the VAN HALEN always ...... Rock the heavens Eddie!!!love DoraEDDIE VAN HALEN !! 1 ALWAYS!!!

Posted by Dora Perez - Buena Park, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

No one can ever replace you

Posted by Laura Soares - Las Vegas, NV - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Here we are a week later and I still find myself searching for something, anything more; which lead me here...
Such an incredible talent and the more I hear an generous and caring man. R.I.P. EVH!

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2020

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Eddie, I've been a fan of yours since 1977, the loss to your fans, family and friends is devastating, but the memories that we have of you and your music will last forever and of course your genius, I hope you have joined up with Neil and collaborated already, I can just imagine the music you and him will create, ROCK on my Brother

Posted by Phillip Blanchard - Bridgeport, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for all you have given us through the years. I, for one am still in shock. You were my guy, eventhough I didn't know you personally, I was infatuated with you. I literally fell in love with you at the very young age of 9 and kept you in my heart still to this day, 40 years later. Enjoy Heaven, I'm certain you are having the time of your afterlife. I will always keep you in my heart and your music in my soul. Rest in peace, my Eddie❤
Love your enteral forever fan,
Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie Wright - Glendora, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Would be crazy to say you didn't have any influence on me as a guitarist, even though I was inspired by Randy Rhoads, you have my respect and thanks for all you've accomplished. We're all students of yours in one way or another.

RIP legend

Posted by Waseem Mehar - Rocky hill, CT - student   October 13, 2020

you were an original, paving a way for the future of heavy metal. the music world will miss you maestro.

Posted by matt st. lee - new york city, NY - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Cause That’s What Dreams Are Made Of❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Tj DeHart - Tulsa, OK   October 13, 2020

I still can’t believe this is real. Eddie was such an inspiration to me as he was to millions in the world. I never got to meet you personally, but I was fortunate enough to high five you from front row at a show back in 2004 and when I asked for a pick you reached in your pocket and pulled out a hand full of picks and handed them to the security guard to hand out to everyone in our section. I could definitely tell you had a big heart and cared about your fans. Thank you for your gift of music. Rest easy Eddie. My condolences to the friends and family. I pray God will bring you peace during this tough time.

Posted by Dan Bazan - Galway, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

I’m sorry to hear what happen on 10-6. One of the hardest things to go through is lose a parent, my thoughts and prayers go out to Wolfgang.
We lost a legend, a man who changed how music is played today. Though I never had the privilege to meet him, I felt like I did growing up in the past 40 years plus listening to his music.
You will be missed Eddie.

Posted by Steve Harmon - Lancaster, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

Just paying respects to a great human being!! Much love and Rest In Peace ❤❤

Posted by Allen Keslar - Elyria, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Posted by David Smart - Colorado Springs, CO - friend   October 13, 2020

blessings to the entire family == Eddie brought me joy and thrills since I was 8 years old through the wonderful music he produced = 23 live shows that I will never forget , and provided me with the soundtrack of my life , and for all this , I am forever thankful .... may healing be with you.....

Posted by Scotty Chappius sr. - BRIDGETON, NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

You were the greatest ever Eddie I will always listen to you forever

Posted by Chuck Sitzes - SarniA, ON   October 13, 2020

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Van Halen family. Eddie's music has been a part of my life; every great memory can be associated with some Van Halen song playing in the background. Thank you for the awesome memories. You will live for generations to come in your music. I am so glad that I was alive to be a part of it.

Posted by Donald Tanner - El Paso, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Our hearts are broken over such a great loss. Prayers that Eddie is at peace and playing that great concert in Heaven with all those masters who have gone before him. And prayers and deepest condolences to all those who loved Eddie. May you find peace and strength to go on. He may not be here in body but surely his spirit will continue to watch over you.
Suzie McLean
Pennsylvania

Posted by Suzie McLean - PA   October 13, 2020

Thanks for make The soundtrack of my life... You chance My life since i was 13 in '79 You was and Will be My North in music. God bless You, hero of the héroes... Nobody like You king Edward... Thanks!

Posted by Gabriel Furlani - Buenos Aires - student   October 13, 2020

Rock on you will be missed

Posted by David Lawler - Tallapoosa, GA - friend   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Eddie; see you on the other side...

Posted by Gary Heinitz - Hartford, WI   October 13, 2020

Thank you for many great years of music, you were truly a genius. My highschool Years were tolerable because of Van Halen ❤❤❤

Posted by Nancy Moore - ON   October 13, 2020

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My heart goes out to the family. Thank you for all the music, your gift that you shared with us all. So much of my lifes memories have a Van Halen song attached. Thank you RIP

Posted by Valerie Smith - West Valley City, UT   October 13, 2020

You meant so much to so many and it’s hard to find the words to describe how empty the stage will be now that you’ve gone. You will be missed by your family, your friends, and your fans. Rest easy my friend until we all meet again above the earth and the skies❤❤❤

Posted by Beth - Bardstown, KY   October 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. And thank you for giving me the inspiration to play my guitar better. You have earned your rest Sir.

Posted by Ken Winans - Otisco, IN - student   October 13, 2020

My Deepest Condolences to the Entire Van Halen family, May Eddie Rest In Peace and He will Never be forgotten..

Posted by John Leighty - Tucson, AZ - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

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To all of Eddie's family, I wish you all comfort in knowing that he is not in any pain anymore. I don't believe he would want everyone to be sad, but I'm sure he knows that you're going to be anyway. Try to remember the good times, which seems like there will be many and remember we all haven't been perfect on this Earth, but God forgives and who would ever say no to this beautiful soul. Thank you, Eddie Van Halen, for giving so much of yourself over the years and know that everyone will be there for your precious blessing from God, Wolfie. With love and prayers for peace in all of the hearts that love you, you will never be forgotten and your music is planted deep down in our hearts. Christine

Posted by Christine Curry - Cleves, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

You touched my life for 44 years and I thank you. Your music will live in our hearts forever

Posted by Lawrence SPANGLER - Manteno, IL - brother   October 13, 2020

You music will live on for EVER E.V.H.

Posted by Robert Acosta - Cameron, TX   October 13, 2020

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A beautiful soul gone forever. Thank you for the music & memories, whether it was in concert or fun times downtown in the Square of Shreveport, LA. Your wings were ready for your next step, but our hearts were not... rock those Heavens Eddie & we'll see you again on the other side.❤

Posted by Debbie Walker - Bossier City, LA   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen,
just heart broken, simply heartbroken!!!!
Delois

Posted by Delois - Raleigh, NC   October 13, 2020

Gone to soon

Posted by Michael Bennett - Wilmington, NC   October 13, 2020

For 40 years, I have loved U & Ur incredible talent. Ur impish grin & the joy Uve brought to me, thru Ur music, will live in my heart & soul, forever. U will never be forgotten. See U @ "The BIG SHOW", in the Heavens. U will ALWAYS be my #AxeGrindingAngel

Posted by Cyndi Hellinger-Wiggins - Grovetown, GA   October 13, 2020

He will be missed terribly absolutely irreplaceable to all I love you Eddie forever.

Posted by Crystal Hagen - Albert lea, MN - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie... You Are Loved And missed eternally. Thank you for your gift and impact on me as a guitar player

Posted by Aaron K. Duhart - East Hartford, CT - student   October 13, 2020

I fell in love with Eddie when I first heard Van Halen first album. I was like 11 years old. He was amazing. All the girls were loving David but I knew Eddie was special. He made me love the guitar. His smile his hair he was so beautiful. I cried all night last Tuesday and I have been playing the best of Van Halen all week. I am glad he is out of pain now. HE was my ROCK GOD. Thank you so much EVH. May you rest in peace . I pray for your family especially Wolfe. I lost my dad at 10 years old and it is something you don't get over.

Posted by renee - King William, WA   October 13, 2020

I’m 55 and from the time I was 14 I’ve had a Van Halen record in my possession. Eddie wasn’t just a celebrity or musician to me, he was my family. He was there on my worst days to pick me up, there on my best days to help me celebrate always there around me in some way. He was the answer to security questions, he was my password, he was the “ one person I’d most like to meet, dead or alive”. Well that answer will never change. I like millions of people around the world am heartbroken and will miss him immensely! My prayers go out the family Wolfgang, Alex, Valerie and Janie. Rest In Peace Eddie , your legacy lives on

Posted by Richard Williams - Jupiter, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

RIP to an amazing talent and icon. Your music made our lives better.

Posted by Beth Tracey - Jacksonville, FL   October 13, 2020

GUITAR GOD...R.I.P.EDWARD VAN HALEN..YOU SIR WILL BE MISSED

Posted by Chris Barr - Saint Louis, MO - friend   October 13, 2020

No other musician came close for me. From the 80's-2020, RIP genius. ❤

Posted by Suzanne Hardman - Manchester   October 13, 2020

You meant so much to so many of us. I am heartbroken for your family. RIP angel.

Posted by Johnna Whitelaw-Assenza - Monroe, CT - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Edward, John f.s.Ross

Posted by John Ross - Janesville, WI - friend   October 13, 2020

The world lost another great musician. Eddie will be missed, no doubt about it. I'll be playing my Van Halen loud and proud!

Posted by Tony Hunt - Lunenburg, NS   October 13, 2020

Thank you for being you! You inspired so many. You make me want to play, but I’ll be satisfied listening to the mind-blowing creations you gave the world. Thank you for being a good person and giving me the music that I can keep the neighbors up at night with! I will miss you forever!

Posted by Todd Southard - Montpelier Station, VA - friend   October 13, 2020

I can't believe it's true. My Rock Guitar God is gone. You were truly the best and you will be missed by everyone! RIP my rock God .. your music lives forever❤

Posted by Christine Womack - Plant City, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

I was very much sadden from this news. We have lost a rock icon and one of best guitarist to ever play the the guitar. Thank you for all the years you blessed us with your awesome licks. May you rest in peace EDDIE VAN HALEN.

Posted by ROXANN HATCHER - Dallas, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

Devastated by this loss. RIP Guitar God.

Posted by Dan Taylor - OH   October 13, 2020

Thank you King Edward for just being you! You made and will keep making the world a happy and fun place

Posted by Talbot Gaston - Vero Beach, FL - student   October 13, 2020

You were always my inspiration since I was 12 and were forever my crush. You will be loved by many and missed by plenty. Your legacy will forever live on. See you on the other side. ❤

Posted by Karen Hunter - Hanover, PA   October 13, 2020

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Another in heaven!! You’re music will continue to inspire generations for years to come!! Sending prayers to your family. Rock on EVH...rock on

Posted by Susan Horton - Cumming, GA - friend   October 13, 2020

Wolf, Alex, & Van Halen Family,
Thank you so much for sharing Eddie with us for so long. His dedication to the music world will never be forgotten. I’ll never forget the first time I heard the Van Halen band, it was great! God be with the family in the loss of a father, brother, and husband. May the music live on! Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by James Durham - Port Neches, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

My sympathies to Eddie's family and friends. Such a great loss! Eddie will forever be remembered and his shoes NEVER filled. Eddie was such an inspiration to me in my own guitar playing and ALWAYS will be.

Posted by Philip Glatz - OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie meant the world to me. He changed my life on Friday April 14, 1978 when I saw VH for the 1st time. I became obsessed with him and the guitar. Everyday of my life I saw his poster in my childhood bedroom, heard a song and see his guitars, effects and amps in my office. The 55 times I saw Eddie he never disappointed. He was more than a guitarist and I cannot thank you enough for being a massive part of my life. Rest In Peace EVH!

Posted by Dave Duncan - Dallas, TX - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

I was shocked and I'm still numb at the loss of Eddie! I grew up with Van Halen's music from minute one when they first came out, and I was only 13; and thst music had been in my blood ever since. It's always sad to see a star pass, but never before have I personally been so shaken and saddened, and I actually feel like my heart is bleeding! My deepest sympathy goes out especially to the families, and to every fan out there who lost a piece of their heart when Eddie passed away! Rest in Peace, Rock Angel!

Posted by Melinda Berger - North Ridgeville, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Rock on Ed. You're still the Best!
Arthur Mathews

Posted by Arthu Mathews - Niles, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Rock in Peace

Posted by Darin Hoover    October 13, 2020

I know you are at peace Eddie.
You will be missed by many that never even met you, but felt like they knew you

Posted by Steve D - Sharon, PA - student   October 13, 2020

When I first heard you play in 1978, I was blown away!! You were an incredible musician!! RIP Eddie!

Posted by Tom Healey - Danvers, MA   October 13, 2020

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A legend gone way to soon. RIP, Eddie. The World is going to miss you.

Posted by Sally Olson - Menomonee Falls, WI   October 13, 2020

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Much Thanks Eddie!

Posted by J. R. Kennedy - BAKERSFIELD, CA - student   October 13, 2020

My deepest condolances to the entire Van Halen family. Eddie was such a huge part of my everyday life and will continue to be. I have so much love and respect for Eddie and am so heartbroken and sad. Sending prayers and lots of love to the Van Halen family. Rest In Peace Eddie.

Posted by Shannon Smith - Hamtramck, MI   October 13, 2020

Gone way too soon. Your beauty and genius will be missed. Praying for your family.

Posted by Laura Robbins - Denver, CO   October 13, 2020

So sorry prayers for the family

Posted by Kim Robinson - Shippensburg, PA   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the music and inspiration! Your footprint in music will always be remembered.

Posted by Craig Wright - Gallipolis, OH - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie, thank you for your music, rest in peace.

Posted by Juha Merjankari - Helsinki   October 13, 2020

My heart is broken for your family and your fan family . For so many of us you were a huge part of our lives beginning in our youth . For some you were the model of what a guitar player wanted to be , but for all you were the soundtrack for our lives . Rest In Peace , it’s Gods time to enjoy you , for it was God that gave the world the gift of you

Posted by Theresa Reddy - Farmingdale, NY   October 13, 2020

God Bless your soul... May you rest in peace... You'll always be the Guitar God...

Posted by Antonio Macasaquit - Guam, Guam - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for writing the soundtrack of my teen years. Your music got me through the toughest years of my life and will continue to do so. I will forever be a fan and am looking forward to Wolf’s career. Rest In Peace my hero

Posted by Matt Anderson - Wentzville, MO - grandchild   October 13, 2020

Thank you so much Ed for all you have given.. There will be no one greater than you.. Rest In Peace Ed
Love Peter.T

Posted by Peter Tely - Victoria - friend   October 13, 2020

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The man with alot of talent and very gifted person stairway to heaven God bless you always remembered

Posted by John Allen - Eatontown, NJ - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

my heart is broken .. my eyes won't stop crying. you'll always be in my heart Eddie, I'll never forget you. Love you forever.

Posted by Ermelina Linda Salaris - Milano - Italy - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie, I can’t even put into words right now what you are to me. It just doesn’t seem real... my prayers are with your friends and family. I love you, RIP

Posted by Mark Roe - Student   October 13, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was a God of music.. His talents and that smile will be missed by the world. When I was young, my friends and I would always pretend EVH was my boyfriend.. Such a loss ,him being gone. Love you Eddie. ❣

Posted by Shannon Kleinke - West Bend, WI - friend   October 13, 2020

Ed: I cannot muster the words to say how deeply your passing has affected me. You’ve been the most influential person in my entire life going back to when I was an 11-year-old boy listening to your first album. I was too young to realize what I was listening to, but I knew it was truly special. Because of your influence, I got my first electric guitar at the age of 16, and the first song I tried to play was the VH version of “You Really Got Me”. It sounded awful, but it laid an important path in my life-long pursuit of attempting to play like you. I already miss you terribly, but I know that you’ve got a new audience now, and I look forward to one day seeing you and hearing your music again “live”. Rest In Peace, my Brother!
With love and respect, Tim Karwoski.

Posted by Tim Karwoski - Cherry Hill, NJ - friend   October 13, 2020

Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Mike DeYoung - Sarasota, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you for the love you gave us ❤ .. Your music will live on for generations to come ... RIP EVH ❤
#wolfiesgotthis

Posted by Debra Tesch - Janesville, WI - friend   October 13, 2020

I'm heartbroken to know you're gone. Your music got me through bad times and was the soundtrack of my teenage years. You will be missed.

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R. I. H. Eddie Van Halen Thanks for all the Music and Awesome Performances and Concerts that my Bro and Sissy went to

Posted by Jewels Martin - Indianapolis, IN - friend   October 13, 2020

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Where do I begin, you were my hero and inspiration since I was 10 years old. I’m now 47 and still in love with you. I’m devastated and lost. My condolences to your family. RIP Eddie. ❤

Posted by Kristin Menard - MA   October 13, 2020

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❤ My heartfelt thoughts are with you all during this time. He was loved by so many❤

Posted by Lisa Byers - Los Gatos, CA - student   October 13, 2020

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Rest easy Eddie thank you for the music and memories

Posted by Jim Myers - Union city, PA - friend   October 13, 2020

Thank you Eddie for the music. You inspired many to follow. Rest In Peace

Posted by Andrea Wilson - Grand Ledge, MI - friend   October 13, 2020

Van Halen’s music has been part of my life since the late 70’s. Eddie’s talent is unmatched. I never played guitar, but he was my musical hero. RIP Eddie!

Posted by Todd Kessel - El Paso, TX   October 13, 2020

The King Is Gone will be missed very much RIP Brother

Posted by Rob Tingo - Coram, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

I will miss you my dear friend you have gotten me Through the good times and bad since I was young and I will cherish our friendship for the rest of my life ! Little Guitars will play for you forever Edward ! I will always listen to the music that lifts me up from the lowest of lows so in a simple rhythm let yourself now light of the shy ! Love a friend you never knew and help Walt! ❤

Posted by Walter Domeracki - Orlando, FL - friend   October 13, 2020

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RIP you will surely be missed by me and by many of your fans out there as well. Thank you for the memories. Your music will live on forever. Rock out with the angels.

Posted by Linda Meyers - Schaumburg, IL - friend   October 13, 2020

Eddie will be missed by so many around the world. His death came as a shock to so many and my heart goes out to Alex, Valerie, Wolfgang, Janie and the rest of the Van Halen family. May you RIP Edward. We'll miss you and your smile but will always remember your generosity and the music you created while here.

Posted by Brian Beckwith - BRISTOL, CT - student   October 13, 2020

Edward, my heart goes out to you, thank you for all the memories, we miss you, we will never forget you, God bless you,, Alfred Romano

Posted by Alfred Romano - Glen Cove, NY - friend   October 13, 2020

RIp my idol

Posted by Kevin LaPresta - Akron, OH - student   October 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Edward

Posted by Dean Crouse - Napanee, ON   October 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing your gift with us all. Love you Ed. You're missed already. Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and fans.
Jeremy Cooper.

Posted by Jeremy cooper - New Cumberland, WV   October 13, 2020

Rest In Peace

Posted by Richard Cranch - DuBois, PA - grandparent   October 13, 2020

thank you for the inspirations , i wouldn't be me without your music , daniel caudle

Posted by daniel caudle - la verne, CA - student   October 13, 2020

Eddie thank you for my teen years and the music that you brought into the world you change music in people's lives in a huge way we will always love you and think about you he changed the world such a huge impact globally thank you from the bottom of my heart rest in peace may God put his arms around you love light and peace

Posted by Nancy Berry - Bullhead City, AZ - friend   October 13, 2020

I am a huge fan! I just thought you were excellent at your craft. Even as a very young little girl, I would watch your videos and see
you playing guitar and piano and I would be mesmerized. I knew even then that the sound was really something special. Your face was like I knew you. A friendly smile that was the best. I grew up went to high school had a few kids and was always attached to you and your music. You were with me with your music through my entire life. I never knew I would be so sad over the passing of a celebrity that I never knew but it brought tears to my eyes. You are the best and the greatest guitar that ever was and ever will be.

Posted by Olivia Janvrin - Methuen, MA   October 13, 2020

Thanks for everything !!

Posted by Doug Graham - Perthshire, UM - friend   October 13, 2020

I grew up listening to eddie and the band and loved the way he could make a guitar sing. I will alway be a fan and listen to your music. My condolences to the family and RIP. Keep on rocken in heaven

Posted by Dale Schoonover - Adelanto, CA - friend   October 13, 2020

To The Greatest Guitarist In The World! Eddie Van Halen Rest In Peace.

Posted by Patty Patterson - Pinole, CA   October 13, 2020

Thanks for sharing all of the incredible music..
And for being such an inspiration to so many.
God Speed.

Posted by Jason Riordan - Minneapolis, MN - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thank you for your amazing gifts & for sharing them with us all. You are truly loved & worshipped by millions & will be missed. Sorry I never got the chance to meet you & shake your hand to say thanks.

RIP GOAT!

Posted by Jeff Locher - Pasadena, CA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Rip dear Eddie . Thank you for your music ...

Posted by Roderick Eddleston - Valletta - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

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Eddie when I first heard the news of your passing it really hit me hard. You've been there with me my whole life Eve though I'm only 25. I feel like I like I lost a close friend maybe even a brother. Eddie you were the man, you are the legend, and you are the six string king. Eddie you will be missed. See ya on the other side brother, and my condolences to Valerie, and Wolfgang. There's one thing I learned though Eddie, and that is this you're never really dead as long as we keep you in our hearts, as well as our speakers. Thanks again for the music, and the memories.

Posted by Nathaniel Thornton - Crystal springs, MS - friend   October 13, 2020

I try not to get upset over celebrity deaths. But your passing is some how different. Maybe its because you and your music was a part of my youth. I grew up listening to you and I will grow old listening to you. Thank-you for what you have left the world. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Posted by Candice Cook - Poway, CA   October 13, 2020

Eddie will always be the number one guitar god in my book. My life is better because of him.
RIP EVH.

Posted by Shelly Markum - Axtell, TX - friend   October 13, 2020

I've lost a hero but you'll never be forgotten so sad saying goodbye but will still have your music everyday and when my turn comes it will be the last thing I hear

Posted by Nicko - Kendal - friend   October 13, 2020

So sad but so happy to of come from Australia often to see and meet you. Your i fluence on my life cannot be measured. Thank you Ed. Thought and wishes to Wolf, Al and families

Posted by Craig Allen - Melbourne Australia - acquaintance   October 13, 2020

Thanks for the memories! RIP #goat #5150

Posted by Skeet N    October 13, 2020

I used to say I was gonna marry you! I was so in love with you and the rest of the band you rock out with Niel Pert

Posted by Della Allen - SLC - friend   October 13, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to pay tribute to the memory of Edward, my unswerving inspiration for 40 years. An overwhelming sense of sadness hasn't left me since I heard you were gone.
Love you Ed, my condolences to your wonderful family.

Posted by Xavier Hamon - Alfortville, France   October 13, 2020

Such devastating news. Condolences going out to the family. Fly high Eddie, the best guitar hero to have ever lived

Posted by Debbie Moeller - BETTENDORF, IA - acquaintance   October 13, 2020