Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mediapunch/Shutterstock (4915019g) Neil Peart Rush in concert at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, America - 25 Jul 2015

One of the most influencial and successful drummers of all time, Neil Peart, member of the iconic Rush has passed away.

Announcement:

“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 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’s name. Rest in peace brother.”