On Tuesday, October 6, Eddie Van Halen lost his battle to throat cancer. He was 65. The iconic rocker inspired generations of musicians and music lovers alike, with many taking to Twitter and Instagram to pay their respects.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea

Tom Morello


Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

Tool’s Adam Jones

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~ Eddie Van Halen ?? RIP

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Billy Talent

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#RIPEddieVanHalen a true legend.

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Ed Solomon (co-writer of Bill and Ted)

Lenny Kravitz


Billy Idol



Jimmy Kimmel

Tommy Chong

Guy Fieri