Update: January 10th, 2020 04:28 PM:
Rush have since issued the following statement regarding Peart‘s passing:
“It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation inNeil Peart‘s name.
Rest in peace brother.
Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020″
Sad news has come down that drumming legend Neil Peart of Rush fame has passed away at the age of 67 following a battle with brain cancer. He passed away on Tuesday, January 07th, after battling the disease for the past three years. His friends and family have confirmed his passing to multiple outlets.
Rush were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame back in 1994 and later were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. The band concluded their farewell tour back in 2015.
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