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RUSH's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Release Statement on the Death of Neil Peart

Posted by on January 10, 2020 at 5:12 pm

The music community is reeling with the news of the loss of legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart, at age 67, after losing his battle with brain cancer.

Surviving Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have released this statement:

“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”

Update: Tributes are already pouring in from all corners of the metal community, and music community as a whole. We've begun collecting tributes here.

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