Breaking news being reported by TMZ that legendary Rock N' Roll Guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away from Cancer complications at the age of 65. This story is ongoing and we will continue to update this story as it develops. In a quote from the site, they claim:

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.

Eddie Van Halen and the band made many stops in Kalamazoo over the years, along with many shows at Wings Event Center. Kalamazoo has already begun reacting to the legendary guitarists' passing:

Lynne Cole:

2020 can suck it
Dougie Desgranges:
My dads first concert was Van Halen opening up for Bob Seger... Had to be all downhill from there, man. RIP Eddie.
Bob Palmateer:

RIP Edward. Like all the greats, Eddie made playing guitar look so effortless and natural. A great influence on countless musicians.

Corey Lobe:
Another great lost too soon.
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