Wolfgang Van Halen shared a touching tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen on the second anniversary of his death.
“2 years and not a single day has gone by where you weren’t on my mind,” wrote Wolfgang. “I’m trying to do my best and hold it together but it’s just not the same without you here, Pop. I love and miss you more than you could possibly imagine.”
2 years and not a single day has gone by where you weren’t on my mind.— Wolfgang Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2022
I’m trying to do my best and hold it together but it’s just not the same without you here, Pop.
I love and miss you more than you could possibly imagine. pic.twitter.com/Srz0uo0h5b
Wolfgang released his first single “Distance” about a month following his father’s death at age 65 from cancer. The single served as a tribute to the late guitar icon.
Wolfgang said before the release of the track, “‘Distance’ is a song that was initially written for the debut album, but was going to be held for a later time. As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him.”
He continued, “While this song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their own life. I never anticipated ‘Distance’ would be the first song of mine that people would hear, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release along with me. This is for him.”