I was sad to hear that Edward Lodewijk van Halen (1955-2020) died two days ago.
It is not my place nor anybody's else's to judge where Eddie went in eternity, but we do know from the Holy Scriptures that unless Eddie was born again, he most assuredly DID go straight to Hell forever. I hope secretly for his sake that Eddie became a redeemed saint. I really do! Unfortunately, I seriously doubt if Eddie Van Halen went to Heaven. Where is Jesus in his testimony? Believing in God and giving Him the credit for your life and talent is not enough, as Eddie now knows. James 2:19, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” Eddie's older brother, Alex is an ordained minister in his Catholic faith, who performed Eddie's wedding in 2009. A hard rock Catholic drummer, an ordained minister? Go figure! Only in America! That is not the new birth, it is phony religion!