Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang admits it has been ‘really hard being here’ without the late rocker – Daily Mail

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Eddie Van Halen tragically passed away on October 6 at the age of 65 following a lengthy cancer battle.

And Wolfgang ‘Wolf’ Van Halen took to Instagram on Friday to pay homage to his late father on the one-month anniversary of his death.

‘1 month. Not a second goes by where you’re not on my mind,’ began the 29-year-old who included a black-and-white snapshot of himself and the rocker.

One month: Wolfgang 'Wolf' Van Halen took to Instagram on Friday to pay homage to his late father Eddie Van Halen on the one-month anniversary of his death

One month: Wolfgang ‘Wolf’ Van Halen took to Instagram on Friday to pay homage to his late father Eddie Van Halen on the one-month anniversary of his death

He continued: ‘I miss talking with you. I miss laughing with you. I miss listening to music with you. I miss making music with you. I just miss everything.’

To conclude his post, Wolf wrote ‘I love you so much, Pop’ and admitted that it has been ‘really hard being here without [him].’

The included photo showed the father-son duo leaning into one another and flashing genuine smiles in the direction of Wolf’s camera. 

Wolfgang has uploaded a slew of throwback pics of himself and the Van Halen guitarist to his Instagram.

He was also the family member to confirm Eddie’s sudden passing via an Instagram post uploaded to the platform on October 6.  

RIP: His father was a rock 'n' roll legend who died on October 6 at age 65 after a long battle with cancer; Eddie pictured in 2015

RIP: His father was a rock ‘n’ roll legend who died on October 6 at age 65 after a long battle with cancer; Eddie pictured in 2015

Always on his mind: '1 month. Not a second goes by where you're not on my mind,' began the 29-year-old in his post's caption; Eddie and Wolf pictured in 2015

Always on his mind: ‘1 month. Not a second goes by where you’re not on my mind,’ began the 29-year-old in his post’s caption; Eddie and Wolf pictured in 2015

‘I can’t believe I’m having to write this,] but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift,’ wrote Wolf.

‘My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop. (sic)’

Wolfgang shared a heartbreaking photo of the father-son pair to his Instagram from when Wolf was just a tot just days after his passing.

In the snap, Eddie is seen holding his son on the couch, reading him a bedtime story. 

Wolf peers at the camera in the picture, his hair in a boyish bowl cut, while Eddie kisses his cheek. 

RIP: Wolfgang confirmed his father's death on October 6

 RIP: Wolfgang confirmed his father’s death on October 6

Family: Wolfgang shared a heartbreakingly sweet black-and-white photo of the father-son pair to his Instagram from when Wolf was just a tot just days after his passing

Family: Wolfgang shared a heartbreakingly sweet black-and-white photo of the father-son pair to his Instagram from when Wolf was just a tot just days after his passing 

It was the third such black-and-white, captionless image that Wolf posted since his father’s passing, showing the pair at various stations in life – rehearsing together, and also performing on stage together.

The pair were very close, especially since their bond was not only familial – Wolfgang replaced bassist Michael Anthony in his dad’s legendary rock band back in 2007, the same year Van Halen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

The younger Van Halen, along with his mother (and Eddie’s ex-wife), Valerie Bertinelli, have shared several nostalgic pics in the wake of Eddie’s death.  

Mom Valerie, 60, responded with a comment of a string of broken heart emojis soon after his passing.

For her part, the TV star shared her own flashback photo, showing her and Eddie as young parents, with baby Wolfie cradled in her arms.

So sweet: It was the third such black-and-white, captionless image that Wolf, now 29, posted since his father's passing, showing the pair at various stations in life ¿ rehearsing together, and also performing on stage together

 So sweet: It was the third such black-and-white, captionless image that Wolf, now 29, posted since his father’s passing, showing the pair at various stations in life – rehearsing together, and also performing on stage together

Making music: The younger Van Halen, along with his mother (and Eddie's ex-wife), Valerie Bertinelli, have shared several nostalgic pics in the wake of Eddie's death

Making music: The younger Van Halen, along with his mother (and Eddie’s ex-wife), Valerie Bertinelli, have shared several nostalgic pics in the wake of Eddie’s death

’40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,’ she wrote in the image caption. ‘You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang.

‘Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin,’ Bertinelli continued. ‘I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments. I will see you in our next life my love.’

Valerie also shared other vintage photos from her early days with the Van Halen co-founder, on a walk down memory lane on her Instagram story.

Late last month, Wolfgang hit out at false rumors claiming he would replace Eddie as lead guitarist in Van Halen.

He took to Twitter to slam the rumors, adding that it was ‘not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family.’ 

'40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,' she wrote in her tribute to Eddie. 'You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang'; seen in 2012

’40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you,’ she wrote in her tribute to Eddie. ‘You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang’; seen in 2012

Very sweet: Valerie shared her own flashback photo, showing her and Eddie as young parents, with baby Wolfie cradled in her arms

Very sweet: Valerie shared her own flashback photo, showing her and Eddie as young parents, with baby Wolfie cradled in her arms

Following his father’s death, the Wolfgang Van Halen Fan Page on Facebook alleged that ‘there is a good strong possibility’ that Wolfgang, who already plays bass for Van Halen, will step in his father’s shoes and play guitar.

However, after being tagged in a post by the site Metal Sludge, who shared the gossip detailing the supposed lineup changes in the band, Wolfgang has fumed that the rumor is a s***** lie’ and disrespectful to the fans and his family.

Wolfgang retweeted the post and wrote: ‘This is just a s***** lie attempting to capitalize on these awful times. Please stop with this.

‘Anyone peddling this s*** is not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family. (sic)’

It was also wrongly claimed that ex-vocalist Sammy Hagar will replace current frontman David Lee Roth, former bassist Michael Anthony will return and drummer Alex Van Halen will remain. 

Candid: He took to Twitter to slam the rumors, adding that it was 'not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family'

Candid: He took to Twitter to slam the rumors, adding that it was ‘not only hurting the fans, but hurting me and my family’

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