Breaking: Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen Dead at Age of 65

According to reports this afternoon from TMZ – Eddie Van Halen, co-founder of legendary rock band Van Halen has passed away.

Back in 2000 Eddie Van Halen was diagnosed with throat cancer; he’s had a long up and down battle with the disease over the ongoing years. According to further reports from TMZ – the rock legends health steadily declined in the past 72 hours… he passed in Santa Monica Tuesday Oct. 6th.

His son has now confirmed the passing via twitter. - @mariah.mae