The Passing of a Rock Legend: Neil Peart Succumbs to Cancer at Age 67

The Passing of a Rock Legend: Neil Peart Succumbs to Cancer at Age 67It is with profound sadness that we report the untimely passing of Neil Peart. Neil passed away on Tuesday, January 7th after a three and a half year battle with cancer.

The band made the following official statement earlier today:
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
It is hard to fathom the enormous loss Neil's passing presents to the world of music and to the legions of Rush fans the world over. He made his mark in his short time on this earth, and he will not be soon forgotten.

Rest in Peace, Neil. Thank you for a lifetime of music that will span the ages.

Below are some additional news links and tributes on Neil's passing.

  • Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67 - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died at 67 - CNN
  • Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67: 'Rest in peace brother' - Fox News
  • Legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart dies of brain cancer at age 67 - Yahoo News
  • Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67 - CBC News (Video)
  • 10 Times Neil Peart Was the Best Drummer on Earth - LoudWire
  • Neil Peart slipped out of his concerts quietly. He left this life the same way - National Post
  • Farewell to a modern-day warrior - Prince George Citizen
  • DREAM THEATER Holds Moment Of Silence In Memory Of NEIL PEART (Video) - Blabbermouth.Net
  • Watch Tool Honor Rush’s Neil Peart During Concert - UCR
  • RIP Neil Peart: See you 'wheeling through the galaxies' - Space.Com
  • Neil Peart obituary - The Guardian
  • Petition to have Neil Peart honored with a plaque or statue in Lakeside Park -
  • Kenny Aronoff Remembers His Friend Neil Peart: 'Everything Had a Purpose' - Billboard
  • Jack Black, Questlove, Geezer Butler, Chuck D, Brian Wilson & more pay tribute to Neil Peart - Brooklyn Vegan
  • The Misfit Awesomeness of Neil Peart and Rush - The New Yorker
  • Neil Peart, gone - Medium
  • The death of rock's master craftsman - The Week
  • Remembering Neil Peart, 1952-2020 - ECW
  • Neil Peart (1952 – 2020), legendary drummer for Rush - Legacy.Com
  • Exit The Warrior… A Farewell To A King - Velvet Thunder
  • Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart dies at 67 - The Guardian
  • Rush's Neil Peart: unassuming, thunderous drummer who became a music legend - The Guardian
  • Exit the Warrior: Neil Peart 1952-2020. - Buffalo News
  • Remembering Neil Peart, A Monster Drummer With A Poet's Heart - NPR
  • Neil Peart, drummer and primary lyricist for Rush, dead at 67 - CBC
  • RIP Neil Peart, 1952–2020 - National Review
  • Musicians React to Rush Drummer Neil Peart's Death: 'His Influence and Music Will Live On' - Billboard
  • SiriusXM remembers legendary Rush drummer & lyricist Neil Peart - SiriusXM
  • Neil Peart: Family Man - UCR
  • Rush’s Neil Peart: 12 Essential Songs - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Dave Grohl on Rush Drummer Neil Peart: ‘We All Learned From Him’ - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Mike Portnoy Pays Tribute to Neil Peart: ‘One of My Greatest Heroes’ - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Pays Tribute to Rush Drummer Neil Peart - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • How Neil Peart’s Perfectionism Set Him Free - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Jason Segel and Paul Rudd: Neil Peart Was a ‘Thunderbolt of a Human Being’ - Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Watch Tool, Dream Theater and Styx pay tribute to Rush legend Neil Peart. - Louder/PROG
  • Neil Peart, drummer for influential rockers Rush, dead at 67 - ABC News
  • 'GUT PUNCHED': Death of Rush drummer Neil Peart resonates worldwide - Toronto Sun
  • Eulogy for Neil Peart, Champion of Freedom - AIER
  • Neil Peart statue pitched for Lakeside Park in St. Catharines - Niagara Falls Review
  • Coping with the Loss of Neil Peart - Medium
  • Neil Peart, Beyond the Gilded Cage - New York Times
  • LESLEY CHOYCE: Neil Peart was my friend and I was his first book publisher - The Vanguard
  • Neil Peart, Renowned Rush Drummer, Dead at 67 - Breitbart
  • Neil Peart Was an Exceptional Musician Who Influenced Countless Drummers, But His Legacy Can Actually Be Summed Up With 4 Words - Inc.
  • MIKE PORTNOY: 'I've Known For About Two Years' That NEIL PEART Was Battling Brain Cancer - Blabbermouth.Net
  • From The Point Of Ignition to the Final Drive: A Reflection on the Loss of NEIL PEART - Sonic Perspectives
  • Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART - Blabbermouth.Net
  • Avid Motorcyclist And Accomplished Drummer Neil Peart Dies - Cycle World
  • The real tragedy of Rush drummer Neil Peart's death was about more than music - The Times Picayune
  • Hudson Music Tribute to Neil Peart - Hudson Music Website
  • Marty Morin Remembers Neil Peart From His Own Days In Wireless - FYI Music News
  • Tributes To Neil Peart Flood In From Around The Globe - FYI Music News
  • Gil Moore Mourns The Loss Of Fellow Drummer Neil Peart - FYI Music News
  • Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart Succumbs To Brain Cancer - The Music Express
  • Rush Drummer Neil Peart Passes - Modern Drummer
  • The death of rock's master craftsman - The Week
  • Remembering Neil Peart - Total Information AM Weekend
  • Neil Peart: An Appreciation - CATO Institute
  • Talking to Neil Peart, and watching how he lived his life, inspires me still - The Star
  • The Best Books for Rush Fans - Rolling Stone
  • Remembering Neil Peart (1952-2020) - MusicTap
  • Nova Scotia musicians pay tribute to Neil Peart's legacy - The Chronicle Herald
  • Winnipeg musicians respond to passing of Rush drummer Neil Peart - Global News
  • Fabulous Flip Sides In Memoriam – Neil Peart of Rush - Goldmine: The Music Collector's Magazine

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