Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, paid tribute to his late father with an emotional message on what would have been the guitarist’s 66th birthday on Jan. 26.

Eddie Van Halen‘s grief-stricken son Wolfgang Van Halen, 29, paid tribute to the legendary rockstar on what would have been his dad’s 66th birthday on Jan. 26. The musician took to Instagram to share a couple of heartwarming throwback movies dated 1994 when Wolf was simply 3-years-old.

“Pleased 66th Birthday, Pop. I want I may provide the greatest hug and rejoice it with you. I really like and miss you so much it hurts. I don’t even know learn how to put it into phrases. I’m doing my finest to carry it collectively, however goddammit it’s actually powerful being right here with out you. Not a second has passed by the place you haven’t been on my thoughts, and at present shall be no totally different. Love and miss you past phrases, Pop,” Wolf captioned the publish together with a purple coronary heart emoji.

One clip of the father-son duo was dated Sep. 4 and one other he shared from later that 12 months on Christmas Eve. The movies present the unimaginable bond the 2 had as Eddie adorably performs along with his younger son whereas Wolf tucks himself inside his dad’s T-shirt and pops his head out via the neck. Wolf locations his tiny toes on high of Eddie’s as they start to stroll collectively concurrently. The other video is a brief clip and divulges Eddie exhibiting Wolf his personal picture within the digital camera as he says, “There’s Wolfie and daddy,” to which Wolf replies with glee, “Yeah!”

Wolf, who performed bass in Van Halen alongside his father and uncle, drummer Alex Van Halen, introduced their disbandment shortly after his father’s premature demise on Oct. 6, 2020. After a prolonged battle with throat cancer for 20 years, Wolf, who Eddie shared along with his first spouse, actress Valerie Bertinelli, revealed his emotions of devastation.

“I can’t consider I’m having to write down this, however my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has misplaced his lengthy and arduous battle with most cancers this morning,” his emotional tweet learn. “He was the perfect father I may ever ask for. Each second I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a present. My coronary heart is damaged and I don’t suppose I’ll ever totally recuperate from the loss. I really like you a lot, Pop.”