Friday, January 10, 2020

RIP Neil Peart

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 cohice and make a donation in Neil's name.

Rest in peace brother.

-- Official statement on the website of the band Rush announcing the death of drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, via Twitter, 10 January 2020

As a young drummer and fan of Rush, Neil Peart was one of my lifelong idols of rock drumming.  His fantastical and philosophical lyrics really touched me.

No comments: