Neil Peart has passed away.

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67.

The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three years, according to a spokesperson for the Peart family.

Peart was considered one of the best drummers in rock history.

He joined singer/bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in Rush in 1974.

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