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Old 10-06-2020, 2:40pm   #1
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RIP.... A legend is gone.
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[keith Richards]He's eleven years younger than me...lol[/Keith Richards]
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This entire year just straight up sucks.
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65 is pretty young these days.
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Boy that sucks! I hope they release some of his vault shit. He's supposed to have a TON of it.
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More info here: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/...ad-1234794641/

Died due to heavy smoking and drinking.

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Eddie Van Halen was dogged by personal and health issues that would intermittently interfere with his work in music over the course of the next decade. A chronic joint problem, exacerbated by his reckless onstage style, forced him to undergo hip replacement surgery in 1999. The onset of cancer likely the result of heavy smoking led to the surgical removal of part of his tongue in 2000.
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Eddie Van Halens escalating drug abuse and alcoholism hastened his 2007 divorce from TV actress Valerie Bertinelli, his wife of 16 years, after a protracted separation. He entered rehab in 2007, and was reportedly sober from 2008.

I was an alcoholic, and I needed alcohol to function, he said in a 2015 interview with Chuck Klosterman. I didnt drink to party. Alcohol and cocaine were private things to me. I would use them for work. The blow keeps you awake and the alcohol lowers your inhibitions. Im sure there were musical things I would not have attempted were I not in that mental state.
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List of 2020's rock in roll deaths - EVH will be added at the end of this list. The year 2020 is going down as the shittiest year that I can think of at the moment and during my lifetime on earth:

List of 2020s deaths in rock and roll - Wikipedia List of 2020s deaths in rock and roll - Wikipedia
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COVID takes yet another life.

RIP Eddie.
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RIP Eddie.
He'd be alive if only he would have worn a mask.
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And stayed in lock down.
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I was never a big Van Halen fan but Eddie was a hell of a guitarist. May he rest in peace and be blessed by God.
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Man, I am crushed. I saw VH twice in their heyday. Absolutely amazing. The world has lost one of the greatest guitarists that has ever been...
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