Formed in 1968, Canadian rock band Rush’s legendary drummer Neil Peart, who joined the band in 1974, has died at the age of 67 cause of brain cancer. In a statement shared by Rush through social media accounts, the band stated that Neil was fighting with brain cancer for 3,5 years.

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“Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020

It is broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and bandmate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer(Glioblastoma).

We as 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 choise and make donation in Neil’s name.

Rest in Peace brother.”

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Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020

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