Neil Peart, drummer of Canadian band Rush has passed away. The family issued a statement by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz. Peart had been battling brain cancer, and died Tuesday January 7th in Santa Monica, California.
Rush was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Neil became part of the band in 1974 and would go on to become one of the biggest legends in drumming.
He is survived by his second wife Carrie Peart, and their 10 year old daughter. He was 67 years old.