Legendary drummer of Rush passes away at 67


Neil Peart of Rush performs during the final show of the R40 Tour at The Forum on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Neil Peart, the legendary drummer, and lyricist for the band Rush passed away on Tuesday, according to NBC News.

A spokesman for the family said the musician died because of a brain tumor, which he had been battling quietly for three years.

Peart was 67 years old.

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