Eddie Van Halen Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Eddie Van Halen Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth January 26, 1955
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Eddie Van Halen was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor who co-founded the rock band, Van Halen, along with his brother and drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth in Pasadena, California in 1972. As a Van Halen member, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and gained immense acclaim with his tapping guitar solo technique.

Born Name

Edward Lodewijk van Halen

Nick Name

Eddie, Van Halen, EVH

Eddie Van Halen as seen at the 45th Emmy Awards on September 19, 1993
Eddie Van Halen as seen at the 45th Emmy Awards on September 19, 1993 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

He was born on January 26, 1955.

Died

On October 6, 2020, Eddie Van Halen passed away after suffering from throat cancer at the age of 65 at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Residence

He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

Education

He attended Pasadena City College and from 1964 to 1967, he won first place in the annual piano competition held at Long Beach City College.

Occupation

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Inventor

Family

  • Father – Jan van Halen (Jazz Pianist, Clarinetist, Saxophonist)
  • Mother – Eugenia née van Beers
  • Sibling – Alex Van Halen (Older Brother) (Musician, Drummer)

Genre

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Instruments

Guitar

Labels

Warner Bros., Interscope Records

Eddie Van Halen (Right) and David Lee Roth pictured while performing at a concert at Bell Center, Montreal during The Van Halen Tour on November 10, 2007
Eddie Van Halen (Right) and David Lee Roth pictured while performing at a concert at Bell Center, Montreal during The Van Halen Tour on November 10, 2007 (Anirudh Koul / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Eddie Van Halen had dated –

  1. Lita Ford – He was romantically involved with Lita Ford, the English-born American heavy metal guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, in the past.
  2. Connie Hamzy (1979-1980)
  3. Valerie Bertinelli (1980-2007)​ – He met American actress Valerie Bertinelli in the year 1980 and the duo married the following year. Their son, Wolfgang Van Halen, was born on March 16, 1991. The duo later divorced in 2007.
  4. Andi Remington (1994-1995)
  5. Janie Liszewski (2007-2020) – He proposed to actress and stuntwoman Janie Liszewski in 2008 and they got married in 2009 at his Studio City estate, with Eddie’s son Wolfgang and ex-wife Bertinelli in attendance. They remained married until his death in 2020.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Asian)

He was of Dutch descent on his father’s side and had Dutch-Indonesian (Javanese) and Italian roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His Frankenstrat guitar
  • Two-tapping technique
  • Use of the whammy bar and synthesizers

Brand Endorsements

He appeared in the print adverts for EVH Wolfgang (1996), Peavey 5150 (1992), and Milk (w/ brother Alex) (1997).

Eddie Van Halen performing at the New Haven Coliseum in the late 1970s with his Frankenstrat
Eddie Van Halen performing at the New Haven Coliseum in the late 1970s with his Frankenstrat (Carl Lender / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Eddie Van Halen Facts

  1. He was just 12 years old when he started smoking and drinking and struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse for the most part of his life.
  2. His first guitar was a Teisco Del Ray electric with 4 pickups bought for $70.
  3. He underwent emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis in 2012.
  4. Eddie Van Halen once said, “Eric Clapton is Eric Clapton. Nobody does Clapton better than him. Nobody does Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix) better than Hendrix. Music is an individual form of expression.”

Featured Image by Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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