Iconic vocalist Ozzy Osbourne shared an old and rare picture with the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen and bid his dear friend farewell with an emotional message.
As you might remember, Van Halen’s renowned lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen had been struggling with throat cancer up until his death on October 6, 2020. Last year, it was revealed that Eddie had been traveling to Europe as a part of his cancer treatment. Unfortunately, the guitar legend lost his long and tragic battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 65.
On Instagram, Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne shared a photo with Eddie Van Halen taken many years ago. On the caption of his post, Osbourne penned down an emotional statement to commemorate Eddie’s unique talent and his friendship.
In his open letter, Ozzy mentioned that Eddie was one the nicest guys he worked with and claimed his legacy on music and guitar playing was ‘immeasurable.’ Referring to him as a legend, Osbourne stated that they would be meeting again on the other side.
Here’s how Ozzy Osbourne bid farewell to Eddie Van Halen:
“Eddie Van Halen was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with and we shared so many laughs together. His influence on music and especially the guitar has been immeasurable.
He was an absolute legend. Eddie, I’ll see you on the other side, my friend. Love, Ozzy.”
You can see the photo Ozzy Osbourne posted on his Instagram account below.