Neil Peart dead at 67

The drummer and lyricist to the Canadian rock band, Rush, died on Jan. 7 from brain cancer.

Rock legend Neil Peart of the Canadian band Rush has died in Santa Monica, California after a battle with brain cancer. The death of the iconic Canadian musician and lyricist was confirmed by the rock band’s media spokeswoman Meg Symsyk, and reported by CBC news.

Peart originally retired back in 2015 after the band’s final Clockwork Angels tour in 2013. Peart was known for his prowess on the drums and incorporating a number of styles into his playing.

As more details become available, The Avro Post will update.

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