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Neil Peart, Drummer for Influential Rockers Rush, Dead at 67

Neil Peart (middle) passed away at 67. Neil Peart (middle) passed away at 67. |  Photo: ABC News/File

Updated: January 10, 2020 08:55 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The renowned drummer from the influential rock trio Rush has died. Neil Peart was 67.

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His representative says Peart died at his home Tuesday in Santa Monica, California.

The band released a statement Friday saying he had been battling brain cancer and that their hearts were broken.

Peart was revered for his drumming skills, but was also the band's key lyricist.

Peart, alongside bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Their most known songs include “Tom Sawyer,” “The Big Money” and “The Spirit of Radio.”

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