R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen (the guitarist who played the solo on Beat It)

MJ Tempest

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Rock star Eddie Van Halen dies at age 65 after a long battle with throat cancer that 'traveled to his brain'


  • Van Halen died at the age of 65 in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday
  • The co-founder of the Eighties band Van Halen had been battling throat cancer
  • He had been sick for over a decade and recently his health turned worse
  • According to TMZ, the cancer had traveled to his brain and other organs


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...en-dies-age-65-long-battle-throat-cancer.html

 

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Oh no may he rest in peace. beat it is one of my favorite songs and those guitar riffs will never get old. :(
 

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Besides being a huge Michael Jackson fan, my taste for music is mostly guitar driven. Eddie is one of my heroes. Love Van Halen and having Beat It is a true gift. This actually hurts. Van Halen was the last band on my list I was still hoping to see live one day. They just wouldn't jump on that transatlantic flight since the 90's. That dream is over. Eddie will be missed. Rest in peace. All the best to his family and loved ones.
 

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May he rest in peace. Condolences and prayers for his family and friends.
 

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All the good old big legends seems to die these years... Sad
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eddie’s collaboration with Michael on Beat It for the album Thriller produced one of the most memorable guitar solos ever recorded, building to an exhilarating crescendo that still excites listeners nearly four decades later. Our thoughts are with Eddie’s family and friends. <a href="https://t.co/yK8XdkaIcZ">pic.twitter.com/yK8XdkaIcZ</a></p>&mdash; Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson/status/1313660464249831424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP <a href="https://twitter.com/eddievanhalen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@eddievanhalen</a> .. I remember talking with eddie when I got the gig with <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a> back in 2009 ..he was so supportive and invited me over his place to jam , unfortunately never got to do that as I was so busy with rehearsals .. he was a monster player and very missed <a href="https://t.co/pNDEzQRawD">pic.twitter.com/pNDEzQRawD</a></p>&mdash; orianthi (@orianthi) <a href="https://twitter.com/orianthi/status/1313666156197150720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We lost another stellar star <a href="https://twitter.com/eddievanhalen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@eddievanhalen</a>...leader and master guitarist....whom I happened to share my career with in a small way....gone to take his rest among other mega stars....who are gracing Heaven...We are losing all the great ones..... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EddieVanHalen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EddieVanHalen</a> <a href="https://t.co/1BlPpzlTxP">pic.twitter.com/1BlPpzlTxP</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett (@jsugarfootm) <a href="https://twitter.com/jsugarfootm/status/1313798551881740289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Now we know what’s happening up there next time there’s a storm. &#9889;&#65039;&#127928;&#129304;&#127998;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EddieVanHallen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EddieVanHallen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MichaelJackson?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MichaelJackson</a> <a href="https://t.co/QPnB6V9Usl">pic.twitter.com/QPnB6V9Usl</a></p>&mdash; Marcos Cabotá (@MarcosCabota) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcosCabota/status/1313662486822948864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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This broke my heart just as much as when MJ passed away :( ...If it wasn't for the fact that I was a massive Van Halen fan and me discovering he played the solo on Beat It, I wouldn't have become such a big MJ fan as I am today....
 
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