SANTA MONICA, CA (PTA) — According to various media sources Neil Peart, the iconic backbone of Canadian progressive rock power trio RUSH—also known as “your favourite drummer’s, favourite drummer”—has fought his last battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.
Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook
Peart, known by experts and casual listeners alike, as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time.
He was previously reported to have been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2016, and quietly fighting outside of the public eye since then.
His battle began just one year after retiring from RUSH, and his role as ‘master of the kit.’
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.