Eddie Van Halen Dead: Rock Icon Dies at 65 | Heavy.com A huge loss in the music world. I knew from what David Lee Roth was making public that EVH was not doing well. It saddens me to think he may have been suffering. So to be on the bright side, I say no more. Eddie now plays with the all-time greats, in a much better place. 2020 keeps getting worse, the hits keep coming.