Very sad news from the music community. Van Halen founding member and guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away at the age of 65. TMZ reports that that the rock icon was battling throat cancer.
We're told in the last 72 hours Eddie's ongoing health battle went massively downhill -- doctors discovered his throat cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs.
He passed away with his wife by his side along with his son and his brother, Alex Van Halen.