Wolfgang + Hagar Mark Anniversary of the death of Eddie Van Halen
Today (October 6) marks the first anniversary of Eddie Van Halen’s death and some of those closest to the music icon have reflected on the loss they still feel. Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen, his former bandmate Sammy Hagar and Eddie’s widow Janie all posted on social media to mark the occasion.
Wolfgang Van Halen wrote: “One year. You fought so hard for so long, but still got taken away. It’s so unfair. I’m not doing well. I don’t think I’ll ever be well. There are so many things I wish I could show you. So many things I wish I could share with you. I wish I could laugh with you again. I wish I could kiss you again. I miss you so much that It hurts. I’m trying to do my best here without you, but it’s really hard. I hope you’re still proud. I love you with all my heart, Pop.
Sammy Hagar posted a dynamic live photo of the two of them on stage together, with the brief message: “I can’t believe it’s been a year. The man is gone but the music continues.” #forever
Janie Liszewski Van Halen said: “I think about you every day. Your smile, your laughter, your kindness – in all ways. I miss it, I miss you, I miss you, and I’m doing my best to keep it going. way you would like me to do it. But buddy, some days it’s really hard to do it. It’ll never be easier because there’s really no way for you. The only solace that I do can seem to find is knowing that you are with God and truly free. Until our souls meet again, please keep an eye on me. I love you and miss you so much. Love, your PooPee and our Kody too. “
The influential guitarist and songwriter passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 65. Although no new comments were made today, Eddie’s brother Alex Van Halen previously shared a post in May as noting the first birthday he had had since Eddie died. “First birthday without you, Ed. The view from my battery will never be the same. VH forever!” He then added hashtags for #VanHalenForever, #AlexVanHalen, #EddieVanHalen, #VanHalenBrothers, #TheMightyVanHalen, #VanHalen, #EVHForever and #EVHRIP.