Mammoth WVH’s founder Wolfgang Van Halen recently posted two photos on his Instagram account which made his fans well up. In the first photo, his followers saw Eddie working on his studio and the second was Wolf himself working with his father’s memories by his side.
As you may recall, Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6, 2020, after losing a five-year battle with cancer. His death left his friends, fans, and loved ones heartbroken, but was especially difficult for his family, who loved him so dearly. Since his father’s passing, Wolf has been quite open about mourning and has been posting black and white photos of Eddie on his Instagram account.
On November 16, 2020, Wolfgang released his debut solo song ‘Distance‘ as a tribute to his father. Later, he revealed that he wrote this song when Eddie was still alive and Wolf was trying to cope with his father’s sickness and deteriorating state of health. He was trying to imagine what his life would be without him and he channeled his feelings into ‘Distance.’
Even though his song achieved great success and even ranked Number 1 -higher than AC/DC’s new tracks- in numerous categories on the Billboard charts, it was still not enough to distract Wolf from his pain and longing for his father. Wolf recently posted two photos of Eddie and himself in black and white and paid his respects to his father, friend, and bandmate.
In the first photo, Eddie can be seen in his studio, sitting in front of the piano with hundreds of records in the library behind him. He seems calm and serene. In the second photo, Wolf too is working at the same spot, probably feeling closer o his father, something that he has definitely missed. These photos were highly appreciated by Wolf’s fans who wrote numerous emotional messages.
Here’s what one of Wolf’s follower’s said:
“You are so strong and brave for everything you’ve done since his departure. He is so clearly right with you🧡”
Here’s what another one of his follower’s said:
“It’s so amazing that you are thoughtful enough to share all of these captured moments with the world… The world that loved your dad so, and what he contributed to music… Your dad was such an amazing guy, and you are definitely following in his path of greatness.”
You can check out the photo that Wolf posted on his Instagram account below.