On what would have been his 66th birthday, Eddie Van Halen's family took to social media to pay tribute to him. His ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli left him a heartwarming message.
Eddie Van Halen's death left a void in the hearts of his fans, but much more, it was an irreplaceable loss for his family, who have never ceased to talk about how much they miss him.
Eddie died late last year after a long battle with cancer, and his family showed that they still remember his big day. On what would have been his 66th birthday, the late rockstar's ex-wife paid tribute to him.
Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 16, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
Valerie Bertinelli, who Halen was married to from 1987 until their divorce in 2007, shared the screenshot of a message she sent the late star on his birthday last year.
From their conversation, it showed that the duo maintained a great relationship. On her Instagram page, Bertinelli reposted a post from her son Wolfgang Van Halen's tribute to Eddie alongside a sweet caption that read:
" Miss you, Ed."
The tribute touched her fans, and they took to the post's comment section to pay their respect to Eddie. One fan remarked that Eddie was a remarkable human who made time for his family, while a second commented that the world lost a great talent.
Eddie remains an icon in the heart of his fans, who will always hold him in a special place.
Screenshot of a chat between Valerie Bertinelli and her late ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen | Photo: Instagram/wolfiesmom
Eddie's son also paid his respects to his late dad. In his tribute, Eddie's 29-year-old son Wolfgang wrote a lengthy post on his Instagram page and said that the world had not felt the same since his dad left.
Wolfgang shared old clips of sweet memories with the late rock legend and noted that not a day has passed without him thinking of his iconic dad.
Eddie's ex-wife Bertinelli has been vocal about how much she misses the late singer, and despite their marriage ending in a divorce, she remains grateful for their time together.
Following his death, the actress reportedly shared a couple of pictures of her and Eddie as she paid tribute to him. Reflecting on their life together, the 60-year-old said that he would always be family.
Bertinelli got visibly emotional during an interview when she was asked about how she was handling the late guitarist's death, to which she responded that it was a rough experience.
Bertinelli revealed that despite their grief, she and her son Wolfgang are doing their best to be okay and spend a lot of time together. Eddie remains an icon in the heart of his fans, who will always hold him in a special place.