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‘Autopsy: The Last Hours Of EDDIE VAN HALEN’ To Premiere On REELZ This Weekend

Reelz has launched a “sneak peek” at “Post-mortem: The Final Hours Of Eddie Van Halen”, which can premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Test it out under.

“Post-mortem: The Final Hours Of…” is a documentary sequence that reveals the reality behind the controversial deaths of world icons and other people whose premature deaths have been surrounded by scandal and intense media consideration. Truth and fiction are ceaselessly separated by reconstructions of their last hours utilizing essential medical proof from the precise autopsies to clarify how and why they died whereas interviews with family and friends make clear the occasions that led to dying — lastly placing an finish to the hypothesis.

“Post-mortem: The Final Hours Of Eddie Van Halen” official description: “On October 6, 2020 the world was shocked by the information that guitar legend Eddie Van Halen had died. A rock prodigy with a boyish allure he was by no means extra snug than when he had a guitar in his hand. Often called the founding father of VAN HALEN, the band that turned synonymous with California cool, Eddie was really of each Dutch and Indonesian heritage. His household moved to California from the Netherlands when Eddie was a baby. Eddie got here to America with out understanding English however by the point he was 25 years previous his band had bought a number of platinum albums and his progressive guitar strategies cemented him in rock and roll historical past. However behind his contagious smile there was a darker undercurrent that will plague Eddie all through his life. As a particularly shy child Eddie began consuming alcohol at simply 12 years previous to calm his nerves after seeing his father drink to calm himself and for the following 4 a long time Eddie wrestled with habit points. Usually counting on alcohol and different substances to keep up his creativity Eddie would spend a few years out and in of rehab. He was a workaholic typically pushing his physique to the bounds in an effort to carry out whereas secretly battling sickness. Eddie died on the age of 65 from most cancers but when caught early Eddie‘s illness had cheap survival charges so what precisely occurred? Now famend forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will analyze each element of his life in an effort to piece collectively what else might have been occurring in his physique, in the end resulting in his premature dying.”

Two months after Eddie‘s passing, TMZ obtained his dying certificates, which revealed the quick reason for dying was a cerebrovascular occasion, akin to a stroke. Pneumonia, the blood dysfunction myelodysplastic syndrome and lung most cancers have been additionally cited as underlying causes. The certificates additionally listed plenty of different “vital situations” that contributed to Eddie‘s dying, together with squamous cell carcinoma (pores and skin most cancers) of the pinnacle and neck, and atrial fibrillation, a situation that causes irregular heartbeat and elevates stroke danger.

Eddie was cremated on October 28, 2020 — 22 days after he died. The ashes went to Eddie‘s son, the now-31-year-old Wolfgang Van Halen.

One among Eddie‘s last needs was reportedly for the ashes to be scattered off the coast of Malibu, California.

Eddie died at Windfall Saint John’s Well being Heart in Santa Monica, California. His spouse, Janie, was by his aspect, alongside along with his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli, Wolfgang and Alex, Eddie‘s brother and VAN HALEN drummer.

After present process hip substitute surgical procedure in 1999 because of a persistent joint downside, Eddie was identified with mouth most cancers in 2000 and needed to have a part of his tongue surgically eliminated. Declared “cancer-free” in 2002, he subsequently needed to intermittently have “most cancers cells scraped out of his throat after they migrated there.” He later battled lung most cancers and had been receiving radiation therapy in Germany. Issues took a flip for the more serious in early 2019 when Eddie received in a motorbike accident. He was subsequently identified with a mind tumor, and acquired gamma knife radiosurgery to deal with the sickness.

Throughout an look on “The Howard Stern Present” in November 2020, Wolfgang mentioned his father’s situation throughout the previous few years of his life. He mentioned: “On the finish of 2017, [Eddie] was identified with stage 4 lung most cancers. And the medical doctors have been like, ‘You will have six weeks.'”

Wolfgang confirmed TMZ‘s report that Eddie had sought different most cancers remedies in Germany, and credited these visits with serving to so as to add years to the guitarist’s life. “Regardless of the fuck they do over there, it is wonderful as a result of I received three extra years with him,” Wolfgang mentioned.

After Eddie‘s bike accident, he “discovered that he had a mind tumor,” Wolfgang mentioned. From there, “shit stored stacking up and stacking up. It simply by no means let up.”

Following Eddie‘s dying, followers left flowers at his childhood residence on Las Lunas Road in Pasadena, California. Extra flowers, candles and fan mementos have been positioned on Allen Avenue the place Eddie and Alex scratched their band’s title into the moist cement of a sidewalk after they have been youngsters.

VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame in 2007.

Rolling Stone journal ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 in its checklist of the 100 best guitarists.

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