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Eddie Van Halen, guitar legend with Indonesian roots, dies at 65

American rocker was known for hits including 'Jump' and 'Panama'

NEW YORK -- Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen, born in the Netherlands to an Indonesia-born mother and Dutch father, died Tuesday after battling cancer. He was 65.

His son, Wolfgang, announced the death on Twitter.

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