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Neil Peart, Rush’s Drummer Passes Away at 67 After Long Battle w/ Cancer

Neil Peart, the drummer of the popular Canadian rock band Rush passed away at the age of 67 due to brain cancer.

On Saturday (January 11, 2020 – PH Time), the rock group “Rush” announced the death of their drummer Neil Peart after fighting cancer for a long period of time. The band expresses their sadness after losing their bandmate of over 45 years.

The family spokesman said that Peart died Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday (January 7, 2020) after diagnosed with glioblastoma a few years ago. Neil’s demise saddened thousands of fans.

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“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 battle with brain cancer, glioblastoma,” the band said in a statement.

The late drummer joined the band in 1974 together singer and bass player Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson replacing John Rutsey, the band’s drummer since 1968. He is known for his flamboyant style in playing drums.

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Peart contributes a lot in the music industry and several popular drummers and fans were admiring his very precise technique. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also expressed his pain for losing Neil.

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“A legend has been lost but his influence and legacy will live on forever in the hearts of music lovers in Canada and around the world. RIP Neil Peart,” Trudeau said.

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Neil is survived by his wife Carrie and daughter, Olivia Louise.

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