Wolfgang Van Halen took day out this week to honor his father, late rocker Eddie Van Halen, on what would’ve been his 67th birthday.
“Blissful Birthday, Pop. I really like and miss you greater than you possibly can ever know,” Wolf, 30, captioned an Instagram throwback photograph of him and his father sitting on a staircase collectively, each smiling on the digital camera.
Wolf was 4 years previous within the shot, taken in 1995.
The Van Halen songwriter and guitar god died in October 2020 on the age of 65 after succumbing to an extended battle with most cancers.
“I can’t consider I’m having to write down this, however my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has misplaced his lengthy and arduous battle with most cancers this morning,’’ Wolf introduced on the time through Instagram.
“He was the most effective father I might ever ask for. I really like you a lot, Pop.”
Wolf appeared on “The Howard Stern Present” two months after his father’s demise, discussing his “horrible” grieving course of.
“I’m terrible. It’s horrible. On daily basis, man. Some days are higher than others,” he shared. “The ache remains to be there at all times, however you simply form of determine easy methods to carry it somewhat higher as time goes on. However it’s at all times gonna damage.”
Along with their familial bond, Wolfgang and his father additionally related by means of music, as he famously changed unique Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony in 2006 at his dad’s behest.
“We had such a detailed connection and now, for the remainder of my life, there’s no approach I’ll by no means have the ability to consider him it doesn’t matter what I do — which is sweet but in addition hurts so much,” he informed Stern.