CHULA VISTA, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Musicians Eddie Van Halen (R) and Wolfgang Van Halen of Van Halen perform on stage at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 30, 2015 in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images).
Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang is still coping with his dad’s death. The younger Van Halen opened up to his Instagram followers last week after sharing a series of father-son photos.
The frontman of Mammoth WVH says he’s often visited by Eddie Van Halen in his dreams — and as the one-year anniversary of the guitar legend’s death draws nearer, the visits have only increased. “I’ve had so many dreams lately with pop and I just doing normal things — and then I realize it’s a dream, stop whatever I am doing, and hug him for as long as I can until I wake up,” the 30-year-old Van Halen writes on Instagram. “I miss the f*** out of him I can’t believe he’s not here anymore. It doesn’t feel real. I’m doing my best, Pop.”
Among those commenting on Van Halen’s post is his mother, actress Valerie Bertinelli. “He is so proud of you,” she writes. “Love you, sweet boy.”
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