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Monday, December 14, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was cremated, ashes went to son Wolf, who will scatter them in the Pacific Ocean: report

WolfgangvanhalenEddie Van Halen was reportedly cremated and his ashes have been passed on to his son, Wolf. Eddie Van Halen died in October after a trying battle with Cancer. His son Wolf, who is 29, broke the news to the world on Twitter. 

Wolf stated, "He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on stage and off stage was a gift," Wolf continued. "My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss."

Eddie Van Halen was cremated 22 days after his death. Wolf has been very open about the difficulties he has had in dealing with his father's death. He told Howard Stern in an interview that when his father was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, the doctors told him he had six weeks, however, they ended top up having another three years with each other. 

Wolfgang has stated that he will scatter his father's ashes in the Pacific Ocean. On social media he stated, "1 month. Not a second goes by where you’re not on my mind," he wrote. "I miss talking with you. I miss laughing with you. I miss listening to music with you. I miss making music with you. I just miss everything." And concluded with, "I love you so much, Pop. It’s really hard being here without you."

See Tyler McCarthy, Eddie Van Halen was cremated, ashes went to son Wolf, who will scatter them in the Pacific Ocean: report, Fox News, December 12, 2020. 


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