Eddie Van Halens brother Alex pays tribute to late rocker: See you on the other side

Eddie Van Halens brother Alex pays tribute to late rocker: See you on the other side

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Eddie Van Halen's older brother is mourning the loss of the beloved rock legend. Hey Ed - Love you, Alex Van Halen wrote in a statement sent to Fox News on Thursday. See you on the other side. Your brother, Al. The touching note was accompanied by a childhood photo of the siblings. Eddie Van Halen's last Instagram post before his death, which was posted on May 8, commemorated his musician brothers the 67th birthday. EDDIE VAN HALEN, LEGENDARY ROCK GUITARIST, DEAD AT 65Happy Birthday Al!! captioned the 65-year-old. Love ya!! Van Halen, recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, passed away on Tuesday due to cancer. According to TMZ, citing sources, Van Halen died at a Santa Monica, Calif. , hospital. Alex, as well as Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, and wife Janie were reported to be by his side. He was the best father I could ask for, Wolfgang wrote in a social media post. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift. Eddie Van Halen was born in Amsterdam and his family immigrated to California in 1962 when he was 7. His father was a big band clarinettist who rarely found work after coming to the U. S., and his mother was a maid who had dreams of her sons being classical pianists. EDDIE VAN HALEN SUFFERED RAPID DECLINE IN FINAL DAYS: REPORTThe Van Halens shared a house with three other families. Eddie and Alex had only each other, a tight relationship that flowed through their music. We showed up here with the equivalent of and a piano, Van Halen told The Associated Press in 2015. We came halfway around the world without money, without a set job, no place to live and couldn't even speak the language. He said his earliest memories of music were banging pots and pans together, marching to John Philip Sousa marches. At one point, Van Halen got a drum set, which his older brother coveted. I never wanted to play the guitar, he confessed at a talk

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