Van Halen star walking to honour tragic grandson

21st Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Former Van Halen star Michael Anthony is taking part in a fundraising walk to honour his late grandson.

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Little Rex was just 15 days old when he died after doctors diagnosed him with a heart disease shortly after his birth.

The infant was too weak to recover from open heart surgery to correct his condition.

"After watching him decline to a condition we understood he could not return (from), we decided to hold him in our arms while life support was removed," the tragic tot's rocker grandfather recalls. "We are tremendously proud of Rex. In the short time on earth he left a lasting impression that our family will cherish. We really appreciate the outstanding support from friends and family and the incredible staff at Los Angeles Children's Hospital who did everything possible to save Rex's life."

To honour doctors' efforts, Anthony has signed up for the 2017 Walk L.A. fundraiser in June (17), and formed a walking team for the event, called Rex and the Heart Beaters.

He is also inviting fans to take part in Walk L.A.

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