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Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 17:32:33-05

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The renowned drummer from the influential rock trio Rush has died. Neil Peart was 67.

His representative says Peart died at his home Tuesday in Santa Monica, California.

The band released a statement Friday saying he had been battling brain cancer and that their hearts were broken.

Peart was revered for his drumming skills, but was also the band’s key lyricist. Peart, alongside bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Their most known songs include “Tom Sawyer,” “The Big Money” and “The Spirit of Radio.”