Neil Peart dies: 97 Rock listeners react

Neil Peart of Rush has died from brain cancer.

Peart died Tuesday in Santa Monica at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had for three years, according to a spokesperson for the Peart family. Peart is survived by his wife Carrie and his daughter Olivia.

Peart, acclaimed as one of the most influential drummers of his era, was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member along with his bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.  The band retired from the road in 2015.

The band posted a note on Twitter late Friday afternoon after the news was announced and asked fans wishing to express their condolences to “chose a cancer research group of charity of choice and make a donation in Neil’s name.”


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