DEAD: Neil Peart (aged 67)
RUSH drummer, lyricist, and author
Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honoured. His drumming was renowned for its technical proficiency, and his live performances for their exacting nature and stamina.
DEATH: Peart died from brain cancer on January 7, 2020, in Santa Monica, California. His family made the announcement on January 10. Peart was surrounded by his wife and daughter.