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Rush Drummer Neal Peart dies at 67

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Rush drummer Neil Peart has died at the age of 67.

In a statement, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson said, "It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate 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 familyís 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."

Peart was an inspiration to a generation of drummers, including Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, who inducted Rush into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013.

"The highest possible compliment is if someone that you admire respects your work," Peart told Classic Rock. "To those that have said I inspired them to start drumming, the first thing I say is: 'I apologise to your parents.' But itís wonderful just to be a little part of someoneís life like that."

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