Is Neil Peart dead?

Is Neil Peart dead?

Deceased (1952–2020)Neil Peart / Living or Deceased

Who died in Rush?

Peart, who joined Rush in 1974, died after a lengthy battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in Southern California on Jan. 7, 2020. He was 67.

How did Neil Peart get into his drum kit?

For his 13th birthday, St. Catharines—native Neil Peart didn’t get a drum set. No, no. “I got a pair of sticks, a practice pad, and lessons,” he remembers, adding that his parents told him, “’Once you show that you’re going to stick with it for a year, then we’ll get drums.

Was Neil Peart the original drummer for Rush?

John RutseyRush / Drummer

Who was the original drummer for Rush? John Rutsey played for the Rush from their start in 1968 until 1974, so only six years versus Neil Peart, who played for 44 years. John Rutsey left Rush because he had health problems and was diagnosed with diabetes which was the cause for him to retire.