Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Valerie Bertinelli Pays Tribute to Late Ex-Husband Eddie Van HalenCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Valerie Bertinelli Pays Tribute to Late Ex-Husband Eddie Van Halen

By Nicole Maher

In the latest celebrity news, Valerie Bertinelli paid tribute to her late celebrity ex Eddie Van Halen in a recent Instagram post. According to, Bertinelli wrote that Van Halen had forever changed her life despite the fact that the celebrity couple was no longer together. Van Halen and Bertinelli’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, also shared some words about his father, who lost his long battle to throat cancer on October 6th. The father and son duo had been playing together in Van Halen’s band from 2006 until the group stopped touring in 2015.

In celebrity news, Eddie Van Halen passed away after a fight with cancer. What are some ways to honor a loved one after they pass away?

Cupid’s Advice:

One of the most difficult things that everyone will face at some point in their lives is the loss of a loved one. Losing someone close to you can be heartbreaking, but it can eventually lead to opportunities to honor their life. If you are looking for some ways to honor the life of a loved one after they pass away, Cupid has some advice for you: 

1. Talk about them: It seems simple, but often after losing a loved one, we refrain from bringing up their name. While you may need some time following their passing to process your loss, eventually bringing their name back into conversations is a great way to show acceptance and honor their life. Those closest to you will always be happy to hear about your favorite memories with the loved one you lost. 

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2. Celebrate their birthdays: A loved one’s birthday can be one of the hardest days following their death, but can also be a great opportunity to celebrate them. Creating new traditions to carry out on their birthdays, such as baking their favorite dessert or releasing balloons, is a sweet way to honor their life and reminisce on some of your favorite memories with them.

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3. Get involved: Getting involved in someone’s cause following their death can help honor their life as well as save the lives of others. Taking part in fundraising events or charity walks to raise money for specific illnesses, such as cancer, gives you the opportunity to share your loved one’s story and listen to those of others. While the subject manner of these events is usually heavy, the events themselves can be uplifting and community building. 

What are some other ways to honor a loved one after they pass away? Start a conversation in the comments below.