SANTA MONICA, CA (PTA) — According to various media sources Neil Peart, the iconic backbone of Canadian progressive-rock-power-trio RUSH — and your favourite drummer’s favourite drummer — has fought his last battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.
Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook
Known by many experts and casual listeners alike as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. Peart was reported to have been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer around 2016, and quietly fighting since then. His battle began just one year after retiring from RUSH, along with his professional career as a performer and master of the kit.
Few further details are clear, as it is reported that Peart’s death took place on January 7th 2020, but was kept private out of respect for family and those closer to his inner circle.