Mammoth WVH’s founder Wolfgang Van Halen and Eddie’s widow Janie Liszewski recently posted some photos and videos of Eddie on their Instagram accounts and celebrated the birthday of the late rockstar while expressing their unending love for him.
As you know, the rock scene and millions of fans mourned the passing of the iconic Van Halen guitarist, Eddie Van Halen on October 6, 2020. Besides being one of the most famous rockstars of all time, Eddie was also known for his kindness, humbleness, and unending love for his family, loved ones, and friends.
His passing left millions of people heartbroken but it was especially hard for his son/bandmate Wolf, and his wife Janie. With their Instagram posts on January 26, both Wolf and Janie penned emotional messages to commemorate what would’ve been Eddie’s 66th birthday while expressing their feelings of sadness and loneliness without him.
Wolf has been quite open about his mourning and has often taken it to his Instagram account to share his feelings of sadness and longing for his father. Just yesterday, he posted two videos of himself and his father in which Wolf is just three years old. In the videos, Eddie can be seen playing with his son and being a very attentive father.
In the caption of his post, Wolf said that he loves and misses Eddie so much that it hurts, and that even though he’s trying to keep it together, ‘it‘s really tough being here without you.’ Wolf also said that there hasn’t been a day that he hasn’t thought about Eddie and that he loves and misses his father beyond words. His post was shared by Wolf’s mother Valerie Bertinelli who also that she misses Eddie.
On the other hand, Janie Liszewski, Eddie’s widow, also penned an emotional message under her cute photo with Eddie and their dog. There is no doubt that the past years have been very challenging for Janie as she lost her father in 2019, her brother in June 2020, then Eddie in October, and her lovely mother in November.
Trying to cope with so many losses has been really tough on Janie and in a previous post she had said that ‘it’s hard to separate who I am grieving for at any given time when the losses were so close together.’ In her recent Instagram post, she wished happy birthday to her ‘heavenly peep‘ and said that she loves and misses him very much.
Here’s what Wolf said in the caption of his Instagram post:
“Happy 66th Birthday, Pop.
I wish I could give you the biggest hug and celebrate it with you. I love and miss you so much it hurts. I don’t even know how to put it into words. I’m doing my best to hold it together, but goddammit it’s really tough being here without you.
Not a second has gone by where you haven’t been on my mind, and today will be no different. Love and miss you beyond words, Pop ❤️”
This is what Janie said in the caption of her recent Instagram post:
“Happy Heavenly Birthday my Peep.
We love you and miss you so much.”