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Wolf Van Halen Marks 1st Anniversary of His Father Eddie Van Halen's Death with IG Post

Gaone Pule
Oct 09, 2021
03:20 A.M.
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Late rock star Eddie Van Halen’s only child Wolf Van Halen remembered him on the first anniversary of his death, noting he fought a good fight, but he still passed on.

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Wolf Van Halen penned a moving tribute for his late father Eddie Van Halen on Instagram on Wednesday, October 6. He captioned his post:

“One year. You fought so hard for so long, but you were still taken away. It’s just so unfair.”

Musician Eddie Van Halen onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the next photo shows him and his son Wolfgang having a moment | Photo: Getty Images

Musician Eddie Van Halen onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the next photo shows him and his son Wolfgang having a moment | Photo: Getty Images

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REMEMBERING DAD

The 30-year-old admitted he is not okay and that he does not think he ever will be. “There’s so much I wish I could show you. So many things I wish I could share with you,” Wolf wrote.

He said he still wishes to laugh with his dad and hug him, stating he misses him a lot and that it even hurts. He shared he tries to do his best without Eddie but it is hard for him.

Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen perform during "A Different Kind of Truth" tour at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen perform during "A Different Kind of Truth" tour at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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The musician concluded by saying he loves his Pop with all his heart and that he should watch over him. Along with the sad post, Wolf shared a throwback photo of him and Eddie.

The image displayed the father and son having a special moment sharing a laugh while both holding guitars, with Wolf appearing to be playing something for his father.

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PAST PERFORMANCE

The anniversary of Eddie comes a day after his son celebrated the anniversary of his band performing in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015.

Earlier this week, Wolf wrote on social media that it was the best show they ever did and was the last show he ever played with his dad, adding he would never forget it.

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GRIEVING PROCESS

The California native has previously been open about his father's death and the grieving process. He even shared throwback pictures and posts dedicated to Eddie.

In August, Wolf posted a photo of him and wrote his death still feels surreal, saying he could not believe he is no longer alive anymore.

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KEEPING BUSY

Eddie died on October 6, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Amid mourning his father, Wolf kept himself busy over the past year with his musical endeavors.

In June, his band Mammoth WVH released its self-titled debut album and recently wrapped up a tour opening for Guns ‘n Roses, Rolling Stone reports.

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