Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control, and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It” and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65.
A person close to Van Halen’s family confirmed the rocker died Tuesday due to cancer. The person was not authorized to publicly release details in advance of an official announcement.
With his distinct solos, Eddie Van Halen fueled the ultimate California party band and helped knock disco off the charts starting in the late 1970s with his band’s self-titled debut album and then with the blockbuster record “1984,” which contains the classics “Jump,” “Panama” and “Hot for Teacher.”
Van Halen is among the top 20 best-selling artists of all time and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Rolling Stone magazine put Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists.
In other news – Boity Thulo’s cravings leave Fans thinking she is pregnant
A Twitter user suspects South African media personality Boity Thulo is pregnant after having peculiar food cravings. This comes hard off the heels of Sylvia Maponyane adding fuel to the speculation that she is dating her son and fellow media personality Maps Maponyane.
On Monday. Boity continuously retweeted images of traditional South Africa food along with crying faces – indicating that she was having MAJOR cravings. Learn More