Rush Members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have posted the following press release regarding the death of Neil Peart:
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 their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart’s name.
Rest in peace brother.
Neil Peart September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020
Peart is listed among the best rock drummers of all-time and has won numerous awards. Neil Peart was also the primary lyricist for Rush as well as being the band’s drummer.