WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts REELZ Over EDDIE VAN HALEN ‘Autopsy’ Episode: ‘F**k Everyone That Works On This Show’

Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted Reelz‘s upcoming present specializing in the loss of life of his father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

“Post-mortem: The Final Hours Of Eddie Van Halen”, which is able to premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, is a part of Reelz‘s “Post-mortem: The Final Hours Of…” documentary collection, which purports to “reveal the reality behind the controversial deaths of world icons and folks whose premature deaths have been surrounded by scandal and intense media consideration,” based on this system’s official description.

In a tweet earlier as we speak (Wednesday, June 1),Wolfgang shared a Phoosi article concerning the TV present and added in a message: “Fuck @ReelzChannel, fuck everybody that works on this present, and fuck you in the event you watch it. Fucking disgusting making an attempt to glamorize somebody’s loss of life from most cancers. Pathetic and heartless.”

“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 comfy 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 truly 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 figuring out English however by the point he was 25 years previous his band had offered a number of platinum albums and his progressive guitar methods cemented him in rock and roll historical past. However behind his contagious smile there was a darker undercurrent that may plague Eddie all through his life. As an especially shy child Eddie began ingesting alcohol at simply 12 years previous to calm his nerves after seeing his father drink to calm himself and for the subsequent 4 a long time Eddie wrestled with dependancy 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 boundaries with a view 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 with a view to piece collectively what else might have been occurring in his physique, finally resulting in his premature loss of life.”

Two months after Eddie‘s passing, TMZ obtained his loss of life certificates, which revealed the quick reason behind loss of life 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 quite a lot of different “vital situations” that contributed to Eddie‘s loss of life, 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 threat.

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

Considered one of Eddie‘s remaining 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 facet, 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 attributable to a power joint drawback, 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 severe in early 2019 when Eddie acquired in a bike 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’ve six weeks.'”

Wolfgang confirmed TMZ‘s report that Eddie had sought various 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 acquired three extra years with him,” Wolfgang mentioned.

After Eddie‘s motorbike accident, he “came upon 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 loss of life, 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 identify 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 record of the 100 best guitarists.

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