Neil Peart, legendary Rush drummer and lyricist, dead at 67

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of the iconic Canadian prog-rock band Rush, has died at the age of 67, CBC News reports.
According to a statement issued by Peart's family's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, Peart had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Held in incredibly high regard by musicians around the world, Peart helped define the immensely successful and influential Rush with his thunderous drumming and eloquent, sophisticated lyrics.

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