On October 6, 2020, Eddie Van Halen, the legendary musician and co-founder of Van Halen, died after a very long battle with cancer. He was 65 and was in Santa Monica surrounded by family and friends.
As has been reported in the press before, Eddie was battling cancer for well over 10 years and his passing reminds us of the strong taboo in our society against talking about death when someone has a serious illness. Another powerful taboo is talking about money. And few people want to talk about both.