Ο Eddie Van Halen ύστερα απο μεγάλη και μακροχρόνια μάχη με τον καρκινο πεθανε στα 65 του. Ο θανατος του επιβεβαιωθηκε απο τον γιο του Wolfgang Van Halen.
Wolfgang wrote: "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 was the best father I could ever 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 fully recover from this loss.