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Musicians Pay Tribute to Rush's Neil Peart on Social Media

Yesterday, Jan. 10, legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died in California after a battle with brain cancer. Peart was 67. CBC News first reported the news, citing Peart's publicist, and the band confirmed the news on social media.

Peart, who was born in Hamilton, Ontario, took to music at an early age, particularly when his parents bought him a pair of drumsticks at age 13. At 18, Peart sought to pursue music professionally, which later landed him the gig of Rush drummer. Rush went on to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Upon hearing the news, the band and friends all began to post to social media to remember and honor Peart, who was an extremely influential musician and considered one of the best drummers in rock history.

See some of the tributes to Peart below.

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Article image: Neil Peart performing in 2004. (Enrico Frangi [Available through Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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