RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART Dead At 67; Had Been Battling Brain Cancer For Three Years
January 10, 2020, 2 years ago
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock legends Rush, died Tuesday, January 7, in Santa Monica, California at age 67, following a three-year battle with brain cancer.
Rush shared the following message:
"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 in Neil Peart's name.
"Rest in peace brother."
Neil Peart September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020
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