Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rush thank fans for support following death of drummer Neil Peart

Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are thanking fans for their support following the recent death of drummer Neil Peart from brain cancer at the age of 67.

Peart lost a three-and-a-half year battle with Glioblastoma in the years following the band’s final concert in Los Angeles in 2015.

“Our most heartfelt thanks go out to family, friends, musicians, writers and fans from around the globe for the incredible outpouring of love and respect for Neil since his passing,” says Lee and Lifeson. “These touching tributes help to lessen the pain of this terrible loss and remind us all to celebrate his remarkable life and our connections to it.”

When Peart joined Rush in 1974, he also took on the role of lyricist from their second album, 1975’s “Fly By Night”, through to their final studio release, 2012’s “Clockwork Angels.”

Peart is survived by his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Olivia.

Among the endless tributes to Peart was one from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wrote: "We've lost a legend. But his influence and legacy will live on forever in the hearts of music lovers in Canada and around the world. RIP Neil Peart."

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