• Eddie Van Halen's son Wolf paid tribute to his late father on social media
  • Wolf said that he misses his dad so much that it’s quite hard to hold it together 
  • Eddie died at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with throat cancer

Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang Van Halen paid tribute to his late dad on what would have been his 66th birthday.

Taking it to Twitter, the 29-year-old musician shared two home videos of the father-son duo spending some quality time with each other in 1994. Wolf accompanied the videos with a heart-wrenching tribute to the late rock legend.

The former member of Van Halen stated that he wanted to give his father the "biggest hug" to mark the special occasion. He also admitted that it is still hard to believe that Eddie is no longer with them.

"Happy 66th Birthday, Pop. I wish I could give you the biggest hug and celebrate it with you. I love and miss you so much it hurts. I don't even know how to put it into words," Wolf wrote on Twitter.

He also shared that he is trying his best to "hold it together" but it's not easy.

"I've been doing my best to hold it together, but goddammit it's really tough being here without you," he added.

The musician concluded by saying that he loves and misses his father "beyond words."

Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli also paid homage to the rockstar. Bertinelli shared a screenshot of the message she sent to the late musician on his birthday in January 2020.

Van Halen died at the age of 65 on Oct. 6, 2020, after a lengthy battle with throat cancer. As one of rock's most innovative lead guitarists, he influenced countless musicians, but his electrifying style and immense talent made him hard to imitate.

Eddie founded the rock group Van Halen with his older brother Alex in 1972. The group was nominated for three Grammys and won in 1992.

Meanwhile, those hoping for any unreleased songs from the musician's recordings would have to wait a little longer than expected because Wolf has made it clear that there are currently no plans to release songs from his late father's vault.

"To a certain extent, my dad released all the good stuff. Even without the intention to release, I want to archive it properly and digitize it, so everything is safe for years to come. It’s going to be an incredibly difficult process and a very long process to do properly," Wolf said in a recent interview.

Eddie Van Halen performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at in Las Vegas
Eddie Van Halen performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at in Las Vegas GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Ethan Miller