Edward Allan Clarke better known as “Fast” Eddie Clarke, died yesterday from pneumonia. Fast Eddie was a member of Motörhead’s classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil Taylor, he was the only surviving member till yesterday that is. Motörhead. Clarke’s last gig with Motörhead took place at the New York Palladium on 14 May 1982. Below you’ll find Motörhead’s Official statement that they posted on their official Facebook Page.
We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight…Edward Allan Clarke – or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia…
Phil Campbell said, “JUST HEARD THE SAD NEWS THAT FAST EDDIE CLARK HAS PASSED AWAY. SUCH A SHOCK, HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS ICONIC RIFFS AND WAS A TRUE ROCK N ROLLER. RIP EDDIE”
Fast Eddie…keep roaring, rockin’ and rollin’ up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!
R.I.P. FAST EDDIE CLARKE 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018