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REELZ is standing behind its current documentary exploring the final hours of Eddie Van Halen’s life.
Van Halen’s episode of “Autopsy: The Last Hours of…” was slammed by his son Wolfgang Van Halen and ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.
“F— @ReelzChannel, f— everyone that works on this show, and f— you if you watch it. F—ing disgusting trying to glamorize someone’s death from cancer. Pathetic and heartless,” Wolfgang wrote on Twitter.
“Good Christ this is disgusting,” Bertinelli replied, utilizing her Twitter username @Wolfiesmom.
EDDIE VAN HALEN’S EX VALERIE BERTINELLI SHARES HEARTBREAKING WORDS SHE TOLD MUSICIAN BEFORE HIS DEATH
The outline of the present, to premiere on June 5, reads, “If caught early, Eddie’s disease had reasonable survival rates, so what exactly happened? Now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will analyze every detail of his life in order to piece together what else may have been going on in his body, ultimately leading to his untimely death.”
REELZ, in a press release following Bertinelli and Wolfgang’s criticism, claimed the documentary episode “responsibly” explored the “circumstances” round Van Halen’s dying.
“‘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,” the assertion learn.
The assertion continued: “The REELZ series generates much feedback from our viewers ranging from medical professionals who praise its scientific accuracy, fans who tell us it provides closure or that they have become more proactive for the benefit of their health, and many who gain helpful perspective of health issues that might not otherwise receive attention, like Karen Carpenter, who brought anorexia into the public consciousness, Prince, whose passing focused attention on the opioid epidemic, and Luke Perry, whose passing renewed attention to strokes that affect people of all ages.”
Van Halen died on the age of 65 in 2020. The guitarist misplaced his battle with throat most cancers.
Van Halen was a guitar virtuoso, whose blinding pace, management and innovation propelled his band, Van Halen, into one in every of onerous rock’s greatest teams, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It,” and elevated him to the standing of rock god.
Together with his distinct solos, Van Halen was the engine behind the final word California celebration band and helped knock disco off the charts beginning within the late Seventies together with his band’s self-titled debut album after which with the blockbuster document “1984,” which accommodates the classics “Jump,” “Panama” and “Hot for Teacher.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.