Neil Peart, Drummer And Lyricist For Rock Band Rush, Has Died – Legendary Drummer and lyricist for Rush, Neil Peart died Tuesday in Santa Monica, California.
Neil Peart, Drummer And Lyricist For Rock Band Rush, Has Died | Neil Peart Cause Of Death:
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for the iconic Canadian prog rock band Rush, passed away on Tuesday January 7th in Santa Monica, California.
Neil Peart’s death was announced Friday by spokesperson Elliot Mintz.
Elliot Mintz told the musician, Neil Peart, had been battling brain cancer for three years.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Neil Peart, saying, “We’ve lost a legend. But his influence and legacy will live on forever in the hearts of music lovers in Canada and around the world. RIP Neil Peart.
The Canadian band Rush said in a 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-half-year battle with brain cancer,”
Neil Peart Cause Of Death:
According to his spokesman, Elliot Mintz, Neil Peart’s cause of death was brain cancer.
Neil Peart died from Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, on January 7, 2020, in Santa Monica, California.
Neil Peart joined the Canadian band Rush in 1974 and helped take the band to new heights, was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983.
Legendary Drummer Neil Peart created drum anthems like “YYZ,” “Tom Sawyer,” and “Spirit of The Radio,” Neil Peart was also Rush’s primary lyricist, getting inspiration from sources like Ayn Rand and Mark Twain.
The band’s song “Tom Sawyer” is considered its biggest hit to this day, and still earns huge rotation at rock and roll radio station around the globe including more like, “The Spirit of Radio.” “Subdivisions.” “Closer to the Heart.”
On December 7, 2015, Neil Peart declared his retirement from music in an interview with Drumhead Magazine.
In 1996, Neil Peart wrote his first book, titled The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa.
Neil Peart is survived by his wife Carrie and daughter, Olivia Louise.
Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020 pic.twitter.com/NivX2RhiB8
— Rush (@rushtheband) January 10, 2020