David Lee Roth Comments On Passing Of Eddie Van Halen

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David Lee Roth took to Twitter to post a photo of him and his former bandmate Eddie Van Halen, who died Tuesday of cancer.

Roth captioned the photo: “What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..”

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This past July, Roth said that he didn’t know if Van Halen would ever tour again. He told The New York Times: “I don’t even want to say I’ve waited — I’ve supported for five years. Because what I do is physical as well as musical and spiritual — you can’t take five years off from the ring. But I did. And I do not regret a second of it. He’s a bandmate. We had a colleague down. And he’s down now for enough time that I don’t know that he’s going to be coming back out on the road. You want to hear the classics? You’re talking to him,” according to Blabbermouth.

Van Halen, legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, died after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65.

Sources directly connected to the rock star say he died at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica Tuesday. His wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, and Alex, Eddie’s brother and drummer.

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