Eddie Van Halen passes away: Farhan Akhtar pays tribute on social media; calls him 'Guitar legend'

Farhan Akhtar paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen on Twitter. The legend passed away after a long battle with cancer. His son Wolf Van Halen took to his social media to confirm the news. Tributes from some of the biggest names in the music world poured in Tuesday following news of his death.

Farhan shared a throwback picture of Eddie. He tweeted, ”RIP #EddieVanHalen.. #GuitarLegend”.

Check out his tweet here:

RIP #EddieVanHalen.. ❤️ #GuitarLegend

Sharing a monochrome picture of his father, Wolf penned an emotional note. The post was captioned as, 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.”

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.

He was born in the Netherlands and raised in California. Van Halen started a rock group with his older brother Alex in the early 1970s. He quickly earned a fan base. Eddie was known as “finger-tapping”-playing the guitar with two hands, like a piano.

He is survived by his second wife Janie Liszewski and son, as well as his first wife Bertinelli.