Musicians React to Rush Drummer Neil Peart's Death: 'His Influence and Music Will Live On'

Neil Peart
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Neil Peart photographed at the Gaumont on May 13, 1979. 

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died at 67 in California on Tuesday (Jan. 7) after losing a battle with brain cancer, as CBC News first reported via Perat's publicist on Friday (Jan. 10). The band then confirmed the news via social media.

Immediately, members of the music community took to social media after the news broke, sharing heartfelt messages about what the late rock icon meant to them. 

“Rest in peace brother,” Rush tweeted from their official Twitter account. “The master will be missed,” Jack Black wrote.