Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (/pɪərt/; September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honoured.[failed verification] His drumming was renowned for its technical proficiency, and his live performances for their exacting nature and stamina.
In the mid-2010s, Peart acquired U.S. citizenship.[
On December 7, 2015, Peart announced his retirement. In January 2018, bandmate Alex Lifeson confirmed that Rush was retiring due to Peart’s health issues. During his last years, Peart lived in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, photographer Carrie Nuttall, and daughter Olivia.
After a three-year illness, Peart died of glioblastoma on January 7, 2020, at age 67.
YYZ – Rush (Neil Peart Drum Solo)