Revered guitarist and co-founder of the rock ban Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, has died of cancer.


His son announced that the Dutch-American musician died after undergoing treatment for throat cancer. 


The musician’s band Van Halen was best known their song Jump, which hit the top of the US charts in 1984. 


His son Wolfgang paid tribute to him on social media, saying he was the best father he could ever ask for. "My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop," his son wrote.


Van Halen died at St Johns Hospital in Santa Monica surrounded by his family.


He was 65.