Wolfgang Van Halen has slammed the Reelz television channel for it’s upcoming show focusing on the death of his father, VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
“Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Eddie Van Halen“, which is set to premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, is part of Reelz’s “Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…” documentary series.
Taking to his Twitter earlier today (Wednesday, June 1),Wolfgang shared a BLABBERMOUTH.NET article about the upcoming television special and captioned: “Fuck @ReelzChannel, fuck everyone that works on this show, and fuck you if you watch it. Fucking disgusting trying to glamorize someone’s death from cancer. Pathetic and heartless.”
“Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Eddie Van Halen” official description reads: “On October 6, 2020 the world was shocked by the news that guitar legend Eddie Van Halen had died. A rock prodigy with a boyish charm he was never more comfortable than when he had a guitar in his hand. Known as the founder of VAN HALEN, the band that became synonymous with California cool, Eddie was actually of both Dutch and Indonesian heritage. His family moved to California from the Netherlands when Eddie was a child. Eddie came to America without knowing English but by the time he was 25 years old his band had sold multiple platinum albums and his innovative guitar techniques cemented him in rock and roll history. But behind his contagious smile there was a darker undercurrent that would plague Eddie throughout his life. As an extremely shy kid Eddie started drinking alcohol at just 12 years old to calm his nerves after seeing his father drink to calm himself and for the next four decades Eddie wrestled with addiction issues. Often relying on alcohol and other substances to maintain his creativity Eddie would spend many years in and out of rehab. He was a workaholic often pushing his body to the limits in order to perform while secretly battling illness. Eddie died at the age of 65 from cancer but 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.”
Fuck @ReelzChannel, fuck everyone that works on this show, and fuck you if you watch it. Fucking disgusting trying to glamorize someone’s death from cancer. Pathetic and heartless. https://t.co/84BE5rx81C
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) June 1, 2022