Eddie Van Halen has reportedly passed away at the age of 65.

TMZ.com reports legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen "has died after a long battle with throat cancer."

According to TMZ's report, Eddie passed away at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, Ca with his wife Janie by his side.

From TMZ.com -

"We're told in the last 72 hours Eddie's ongoing health battle went massively downhill -- doctors discovered his throat cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs."

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.

We're talking about a man who not only changed how guitar was played, but also how guitars were made.

Eddie's contributions to guitar and rock n roll honestly can't be quantified. To say his mark on music history is indelible is a gross understatement. Arguably, no one has has made an impact on music, of any genre, the way Eddie Van Halen has.

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