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Wolfgang Van Halen Rails Against Heartless Documentary on Eddie Van Halens Death: F You If You Watch It

Jun 1, 2022

Wolfgang Van Halen is not pulling any punches when it comes to an impending TV documentary special about the death of his father, Eddie Van Halen, calling it “pathetic and heartless” and wishing a pox on everyone who created the doc or even plans to tune in.

“Fuck Reelz Channel, fuck everyone that works on this show, and fuck you if you watch it. Fucking disgusting trying to glamorize someone’s death from cancer,” tweeted Van Halen, 31.

His outrage was in response to a Blabbermouth tweet publicizing the June 5 premiere of “Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Eddie Van Halen,” an episode of the ongoing series “Autopsy: The Last Hours of…”

Wolfgang played bass alongside his guitar-hero father in the band Van Halen from 2006 forward. Eddie Van Halen died in October 2020 at age 65.

An official description of the show promises: “If caught early Eddie’s disease had reasonable survival rates, so what exactly happened? Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will analyze every detail of his life in order to piece together what else may have been going on in his body, ultimately leading to his untimely death.” The announcement noted “a darker undercurrent that would plague Eddie throughout his life” and makes note of his stints in rehab as well as alleged workaholism.

In 2021, Wolfgang released a solo album, “Mammoth WVH,” that included the song “Distance,” a tribute to his late father. The tune was nominated for a 2022 Grammy for best rock song, with the younger Van Halen competing against Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Weezer and Kings of Leon..

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