Neil Peart of Rushi s dead. Peart died Tuesday in Santa Monica at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had for three years, according to Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family.
Peart, acclaimed as one of the most influential drummers of his era, was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member along with his bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. The band retired from the road in 2015.
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