Eddie Van Halen

Technology • Internet & Web
Google releases "Year in Search 2020"
Screenshot of "Year in Search 2020"
Screenshot of "Year in Search 2020" Credit: Google

Google has released its "Year in Search 2020" Wednesday, featuring this year's top searches in various categories.

The top five search queries were Coronavirus, Election results, Kobe Bryant, Zoom and IPL. The list also highlights this year's losses, with people searching for Kobe Bryant, George Floyd, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Connery, Eddie van Halen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Music
Eddie Van Halen, revered guitarist and co-founder of rock band Van Halen, has died of cancer
Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen Credit: National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Eddie Van Halen, virtuoso guitarist and co-founder of the popular rock band Van Halen, has died Tuesday at the age of 65. The musician had been undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

Celebrity news website TMZ, which first broke the news of his death, said Van Halen died at St Johns Hospital in Santa Monica on Tuesday surrounded by his family.

Eddie's son, Wolfgang, wrote on Twitter: "I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning."