Motorhead's 'Fast' Eddie Clarke has Passed Away

Fast” Eddie Clarke of Motörhead’s classic lineup has passed away at age 67.

Through Facebook, Motörhead confirmed the devastating news, saying that the guitarist passed away peacefully in the hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.


“Fast Eddie...keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!”, said the statement.

It was in 1976 that Clarke joined Motörhead and, along with Lemmy and drummer Phil Taylor (otherwise known as “Philty Animal”), became part of the legendary English rock band’s most celebrated lineup. He was the last surviving member of this revered trio—both Phil Taylor and Lemmy passed away in 2015.

Clarke also co-founded the rock band Fastway with UFO’s Pete Way after he left Motörhead in 1982.

May he rest in peace. 

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