Eddie Van Halen among Google's top searches of 2020

Eddie Van Halen
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Google has released its “Year in Search 2020” report, and placing sixth on its “loss” list – which chronicles the most-searched deaths of the year – is Eddie Van Halen.

The guitar icon placed ahead of King Von (7th), Kelly Preston (8th), Pop Smoke (9th) and Ahmaud Arbery (10th), but behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg (5th), George Floyd (4th), Chadwick Boseman (3rd), Naya Rivera (2nd) and Kobe Bryant (1st).

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.