Rush Drummer Neil Peart Has Died

Rush Drummer Neil Peart Has Died

Rush Drummer Neil Peart Has Died

Another rock icon has passed away in 2020 at the age of 67 on January 7 in Santa Monica, California. Read on for more details on Rush Drummer Neil Peart who died…


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Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020

A post shared by Rush (@rush) on has learned that Rush drummer Neil Peart has passed away.

Neil Peart of the legendary Rush was secretly battling a brain tumor for three-year, according to his family’s spokesperson Elliott Mintz.

Rush Drummer Neil Peart Has Died

His band shared a gushing statement about him shortly after the news broke.

The statement reads as follows:

It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and bandmate 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 condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil’s name.

Rest in peace brother.

Neil Peart is survived by his wife Carrie and daughter Olivia.

Peart History with Rush

Peart joined Rush in 1974 and over the years received numerous awards for his performances – including being inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest ever to be honored.

In 2015, Neil joined his bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for the group’s final show at the Forum in Los Angeles. He retired after that but Geddy insisted that Neil was ”simply taking a break” and hadn’t quit the band.

Two years ago this month Lifeson confirmed that Rush was retiring due to Neil’s health issues, which weren’t disclosed at the time.

#RIPNeilPeart and Thank you for those amazing years of badass drumming for Rush. I loved watching you perform all those years.

Our condolences go out to Rush Drummer Neil Peart who has died.

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