Eddie Van Halen was cremated, according to the TMZ, which received a record of the death certificate.
The ashes of the Van Halen co-founder, who died on October 6 at the age of 65 after battling throat cancer, went to his son wolfgang. Eddie’s wish was to have his ashes dumped in the sea off Malibu, the southern California coastal town where he lived.
Wolfgang, 29, was Van Halen’s youngest member. The band whose final line-up also consisted of Eddie’s brother Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth, officially separated when Eddie died. Wolfgang is now performing with the band Mammoth WVH.
Eddie died with his wife Janie Liszewski by his side. The two tied the knot in 2009. Wolfgang, the son of Eddie and his first wife, the actress Valerie Bertinelliconfirmed the news of his father’s death on Instagram.
“I can’t believe I have to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, lost his long and arduous battle against cancer this morning,” Wolfgang told his supporters at the time. “He was the best dad I could ever ask for. Every moment I shared with him on and off the stage has been a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I will ever be completely removed from this loss I love you so much, Pop. “