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Eddie Van Halen's Widow Janie Liszewski Breaks Her Silence after the Musician's Death

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 08, 2020
05:09 A.M.
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On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Eddie Van Halen passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. A day after his death, his wife took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to him.


The Rock ‘n Roll community lost Van Halen star, Eddie Van Halen, this week. The tragic news about his death was announced by his son, Wolfgang Van Halen, a member of his band.

The legendary guitarist was 65 when he died and had a career that spanned over 50 years. Wolfgang, 29, took to his social media accounts where he shared that his father had lost his battle with cancer that morning.

Janie Liszewski and Eddie Van Halen at the George Lopez Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Party on April 30, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images



Eddie’s widow, Janie Liszewski, took to Instagram the day after his death to pay tribute to him. She wrote a heartfelt note revealing how she was coping with his death writing:

“My heart and soul have been shattered into a million pieces.”



Liszewski added: “I never knew it was possible to cry so many tears or feel such incredible sadness.” She continued noting how their journey together hadn’t been easy but that they still shared love and had a connection.

Eddie’s health rapidly declined over the last three days and his partying days eventually took a physical toll on him.

The rock star’s widow stated how saying goodbye was the hardest thing she ever had to do. So, instead, she chose to say so long and promised to see him again soon in a place where there was no sorrow or pain.



Eddie’s widow also asked him to look after Kody and herself and also noted that she would miss him before declaring that she loved him. Liszewski is a former stuntwoman who later became a publicist.

She and Eddie were married in 2009. Before marrying his current wife, the rock star was with Wolfgang’s mother, Valerie Bertinelli, who is the host of “Valerie’s Home Cooking.”



Bertinelli, 60, was married to the “Running with The Devil” singer from 1981 to 2007. She also took to social media to pay tribute to the fallen star on her social media accounts.

Her post included a black-and-white throwback family photo when Wolfgang was just a little baby. She also vowed to see her former husband in the next life just like his wife did.



According to a “People” magazine source, the legendary guitarist’s family kept him protected during the novel coronavirus pandemic as he battled his diagnosis. The insider claimed his family became more cautious around him during quarantine because of his ailing health.

The cancer spread from Eddie’s throat to the rest of his organs over several days. His health rapidly declined over the last three days and his partying days eventually took a physical toll on him.


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