Tributes have been flooding social media feeds since the Tuesday announcement of Eddie Van Halen's death. The Van Halen co-founder was one of the most legendary guitarist's of all time and his impact on music has not been lost on his peers. Eddie's son Wolfgang Van Halen led the tributes with the announcement of his family's loss. He shared his emotional loss with his followers on Instagram, 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. I love you so much, Pop."
Valerie Bertinelli also shared memories of her former love. She posted pictures of her along side their son and a message of love, "40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang. Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin. I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments. I will see you in our next life my love."
Neal Schon who was a long time friend and fan of Eddie's also shared some memories on Instagram.