American musician Wolfgang Van Halen is the only child of the late famous guitarist Eddie Van Halen and reputable American actress Valerie Bertinelli.
Wolfgang sadly lost his father Eddie in October 2020 to cancer, and he was not so taken with a recent production that centered on the legend’s demise.
The production is titled “Autopsy: The Last Hours of Eddie Van Halen,” and ahead of the show’s premiere, he took to Twitter to slam the producers for “glamorizing” his father’s death.
Wolfgang Van Halen Calls “Autopsy” Company Pathetic For New Show About His Father’s Death
The 31-year-old music star wrote, “F**k @ReelzChannel, f**k everyone that works on this show, and f**k you if you watch it. F**king disgusting trying to glamorize someone’s death from cancer. Pathetic and heartless.”
Naturally, not all his fans agreed with his lash out as some believed the program was about celebrating the star’s life, from birth to death, not just the “final hours.”
On the other hand, several other supporters regarded the production as shameful and disrespectful as they claimed that the creators were taking advantage of the bereaved family’s loss.
It is worth knowing that Reelz’s “Autopsy: The Last Hours of…” is a docu-series that narrates the deaths of celebrities who died strangely or under over-shared conditions.
Eddie is widely regarded as the frontman of the rock band Van Halen, and he passed at 65, following a lengthy battle with throat cancer.
Speaking of the show about his death, Reelz is yet to respond to Wolfgang’s remarks; however, a source obtained the “general description of the show,” revealing their claims to have the public’s interests at heart. The statement read:
“‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of…’ responsibly explores the circumstances of the passing of well-known and genuinely loved celebrities who the public cares about immensely.”
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The release further noted that numerous viewers’ feedback showed their approval of the company’s series.
The said viewers asserted that the productions helped provide “closure” to some and enable others “gain helpful perspectives of health issues that might not otherwise receive attention.”
Wolfgang, who previously got a Grammy nomination, knew how much the entertainment honor would have meant to his late dad as the veteran musician believed in him.
The Blast reported that the rock star got his first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song for the piece “Distance,” which he dedicated to his dad.
His mother Bertinelli was pretty emotional on the 2022 Grammys red carpet with her son accompanying her. She raved about Wolfgang’s accomplishment, saying it was amazing that he was honored for his songwriting prowess.
Wolfgang was also thrilled about the honor as he spoke about being nominated with other legendary musicians in the Rock ‘n’ Roll industry.
He said, “It is certainly insane to be in the same category as a Beatle and Dave Grohl for songwriting, so that’s why it feels like I am dreaming now.”
As delightful as the nomination was, the heavy metal musician did not bag the award; nonetheless, he was grateful for being nominated and spending the awards ceremony with important people in his life.
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At the end of the event, he expressed his appreciation to the Grammys and his fans in a statement while also recalling his father not winning the first time he was nominated too.
All in all, a Grammy nomination seemed like a significant deal in the star’s music career as he hoped to create more Grammy-worthy masterpieces personally before partnering with anyone.
The “Mammoth WVH” Star’s Mother Divorces Partner Due To “Irreconcilable Differences”
The Blast recently reported that Wolfgang’s mom decided to go through the divorce route – again, with her partner of ten years, Tom Vitale.
The duo began their relationship in 2004 and married in 2011; however, several years into the marital union, they started to have problems, eventually leading to their recent separation.
Bertinelli filed for divorce from Vitale in Los Angeles, ruling “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of their split.
The movie star initially filed for a Legal Separation, which was unclear if she would permanently leave her partner; however, her subsequent lawsuit confirmed that the marriage would be dissolved entirely.
Based on the court records obtained by the outlet, the former couple had a prenuptial agreement in December 2010, which was in “full force” for both parties regarding all resources gotten during the marriage.