50 celebrities we lost this year

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year.

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Neal Peart

Credit: Matt Becker via Wikipedia
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Died January 7th, aged 67

You’d have to travel far and wide to find any self-respecting drummer in any band of any genre that hadn’t found themselves in awe at Neal Peart’s jaw-dropping style, speed and technique as Rush’s resident tub-thumper from 1974 until his retirement from the band in 2015.

As well as selling millions of records and touring the world dozens of times over, Peart also published several memoirs and reinvented both his own playing style and drumming as a whole by incorporating jazz and swing influences into rock music to great success.

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