Wolfgang Van Halen Criticize TMZ In Covering Matthew Perry’s Death
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Wolfgang Van Halen has expressed his disapproval of TMZ’s reporting on the passing of actor Matthew Perry.
He used a social media platform (formerly Twitter) to share his thoughts, stating:
“Daily reminder that TMZ is scum.”
This message was a response to a post he shared, which commented on TMZ’s actions:
“TMZ taking pictures of Matthew Perry’s parents arriving at the house is without exaggeration Nightcrawler level psychopathy.”
The musician continued by reposting another message that stated:
“When the news broke about Matthew Perry’s death, it wasn’t in the public record yet. TMZ paid a law enforcement officer for the leak. Many people who knew him most likely found out that he died through social media. Despicable.”
Wolfgang added his perspective, saying:
“They paid off people in the hospital when my father passed. Couldn’t even f—ing grieve for 20 minutes. Like I said… scum.”
In December 2020, Wolfgang previously criticized TMZ, labeling them as unethical when the tabloid disclosed details from Eddie Van Halen’s death certificate.
When someone took issue with Wolfgang’s comment, he responded:
“Oh get f—ed AND blocked. I’ve got every right in the world to call people scum who release private information about my family. F— them and f— you…If you f— with my family, especially my father who is unable to defend himself, you f— with me. It’s my job to do so now and I’ll never stop. So if you’ve got a problem with that, you can either learn how to get over it or unfollow me.”
Wolfgang’s Recent Tribute to His Father
On October 15, Wolfgang and his longtime partner, Andraia Allsop, exchanged vows in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home.
During the ceremony, Wolfgang was escorted down the aisle by his mother, actress Valerie Bertinelli. Although his late father, Eddie Van Halen, was not physically present, he was remembered through the music that played as mother and son made their way down the aisle.
The chosen track was “316,” an instrumental piece from Van Halen’s 1991 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. Wolfgang shared that his father had composed this piece for him, making it a heartfelt inclusion in the ceremony to honor his dad.