Iconic rock guitarist and songwriter Eddie Van Halen died on October 6, 2020 at the age of 65. He left an eternal legacy in the rock music world. A future edition of Autopsy, a Reelz documentary show, will investigate the rock star’s death.
Autopsy: Eddie Van Halen’s Last Hour is the title of the show’s most recent episode. The episode premieres on Reelz on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM.
After the rock star’s son Wolfgang van Halen furiously attacked the show’s next episode, news of an impending episode drew attention and caused a stir. “Pathetic and ruthless,” he claimed.
According to Reelz’s official synopsis for Autopsy’s June 5 episode, Eddie’s band sold many platinum albums by the time he was 25, and his unique guitar style sealed Eddie’s place in rock and roll history. Nothing seemed to stop him. But Eddie’s contagious smile had a darker current that would follow him for the rest of his life. He started drinking at the age of 12 and has struggled with addiction for over 40 years. Eddie spent several years in and out of rehab, relying on alcohol and other drugs to maintain his ingenuity. He was a workaholic who pushed his body to the limit to succeed while fighting the disease. Eddie died of cancer at the age of 65.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what happened to famous rocker Eddie Van Halen before the next episode of Reelz begins.
Eddie Van Halen’s unexpected death was tragic.
Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the greatest rock musicians of all time. He was a founding member of the famous rock band Van Halen.
His son Wolfgang Van Halen announced the death of his father in an emotional Twitter statement. He wrote: “I can’t believe I have to write this. But my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, passed away this morning after a long and difficult battle with cancer.”
In an interview with the Howard Stern Show in 2020, his son recounted his father’s unfathomable battle with disease and heartbreaking death. Talking about his father’s health problems, he exclaimed:
“But as time went on, the garbage kept piling up. It never stopped.” Wolfgang Van Halen recalled that preparations were underway for the Van Halen “Classic Lineup” reunion tour.
“We had a very close relationship, so you wouldn’t be able to think of him doing anything in his lifetime. It’s good, but it hurts a lot,” he said.
On May 31, 2022, Reelz gave a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of Reelz’s documentary show Autopsy, which will investigate the tragic death of rock music legend Eddie Van Halen.
Reportedly, the musician’s son, Wolfgang van Hallen, took to Twitter to condemn a performance that portrayed his father’s death in an unflattering light. Take a closer look at Wolfgang’s post.
What is an autopsy? Last time…?
Autopsy: Doomsday… is a documentary series that investigates the timely, controversial and tragic death of a famous celebrity. Season 13 is currently airing.
In addition to Eddie Van Halen, season 13 of the show features Sean Connery, Ricardo Montalbán, Robert Reed, Chadwick Boseman, John F. Kennedy Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, James Garner, Paul Walker, Eazy E, and a few others.
make it unable to use @ReelzChannel, fuck everyone who works on this show, and if you see it they’ll fuck you. It is disgusting to try to glorify someone’s death from cancer. It’s pathetic and heartless. https://t.co/84BE5rx81C
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) June 1, 2022