Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After 'Arduous' Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen has died.

The co-founder of iconic band Van Halen died Tuesday morning after fighting throat cancer, his son Wolf confirmed on Twitter. He was 65.

"I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning," he wrote on Twitter. "He was the best father I could ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift."

"My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever recover from this loss," he added. "I love you so much, Pop."

TMZ first reported the story.

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