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Memorials grow in Eddie Van Halen’s adopted hometown

PASADENA, Calif. – The childhood home of Eddie Van Halen and a sidewalk outside a nearby liquor store have been turned into memorials to the legendary rock guitarist in his adopted hometown near Los Angeles.
The shrines started popping up soon after Van Halen’s death from cancer at age 65 earlier in the week. The tributes have continued to grow and attract a steady stream of visitors day and night.
Van Halen was born in the Netherlands, and moved to Pasadena, California, with his parents and older brother Alex when he was 7.
A couple dozen people milled about the nondescript yellow house on Las Lunas Street on Friday, swapping moments and snapping snaps of the flowers and old snaps of the guitar virtuoso.
“This way people have a chance to come out and share their feelings,” said Jackie Gibson, whose younger brother was childhood buddies with the Van Halens. “We need ……

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