Eddie Van Halen passes away: Gene Simmons, Robert Downey Jr and others mourn demise of guitar virtuoso

Broken heart We will miss you,” tweeted Billy Idol. You changed our world. He fought a long and hard battle with his cancer right to the very end. Speechless. we both loved Van Halen music,” comedian Dane Cook tweeted. One of the greatest musicians in the history of mankind. A guitar innovator with a fierce spirit of musical and technical exploration. An unparalleled titan in the annals of rock n roll. Travel safe rockstar,” tweeted Nikki Sixx. You were the Mozart of rock guitar. “Rest In Peace to a Eddie Van Halen, Rock God. Favorite riff: Eruption. Rest in peace, Eddie!,” Gene Simmons tweeted. “RIP Eddie Van Halen. Read | Eddie Van Halen, virtuoso of the rock guitar, dies at 65 | How Eddie Van Halen transformed Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”
“Oh NO! My condolences to Wolfie and the family,” Paul Stanley tweeted. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. “It wouldn’t be an hour of the day or a day of the week in the year 2020 if we didn’t at least get 22 simultaneous pieces of awful every few minutes. A great musician, yes – also a funny and lovely guy who will be missed terribly. Official (@robertdowneyjr) on Oct 6, 2020 at 3:14pm PDT


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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been.. too damn young. “I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments. It was a joy to watch you shred. pic.twitter.com/PIkzipSB2g
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 7, 2020
“I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen. Sending love to Janie, Wolf, Alex & all those who loved him,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted.  

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No words… @eddievanhalen @vanhalen #EVH #rip #legend #guitar #hero
A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. Shred In Power Eddie Van Halen,” songwriter Diane Warren tweeted. So shocked and sad. Rest In Peace, King Edward,” Tom Morello tweeted. “Sad to hear Eddie Van Halen has passed away. “Crushed. So (expletive) crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Rest In Peace, Eddie Van Halen. A good soul. This hurts my heart. Eddie Van Halen was 65.. too damn young. Eddie was a rock legend, one of the most exciting and creative artists to ever pick up an electric guitar and whose work inspired generations of young musicians. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. Prayers and thoughts with his family and friends,” Yusuf/Cat Stevens tweeted.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
“Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. “Heartbroken and speechless. “Guitars are gently weeping everywhere. “I lost my mom to cancer at 66.. I will see you in our next life,” Van Halen’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli wrote on Instagram. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)Reactions to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. Rest In Peace my dear friend till we meet again,” Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi tweeted. pic.twitter.com/5bEKGg7Uba
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) October 7, 2020

He was an artist who was so amazing at his craft that his three names became shorthand for the standard of excellence in his field. “My heart is broken. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. My love to the family,” tweeted Sammy Hagar. My mom and I would drive around in her car and blast Panama.. Eddie was not only a Guitar God, but a genuinely beautiful soul. A post shared by David Lee Roth (@davidleeroth) on Oct 6, 2020 at 5:57pm PDT

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Eddie Van Halen. By: AP |

Updated: October 7, 2020 8:59:45 am

From Gene Simmons to Jimmy Kimmel, celebrities paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen. A trailblazer and someone who always gave everything to his music. Hopefully they are all rocking out together now,” heavy metal band Pantera tweeted. Van Halen were a tremendous influence on both Vinnie & Dime & Pantera. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. Eddie was one of a very special kind of person, a really great friend. I hope they had a Frankenstrat waiting for you at the gates of Rock ‘n Roll Heaven. RIP #VanHalen,” actor Josh Gad tweeted. What’s yours?,” tweeted Papa Roach. “Apex talent. Another lifetime of memories ahead of them should have been made.