'Fast' Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist dead at 67


MOTORHEAD founding member Edward Clarke has died aged 67.

They revealed that Clarke "passed peacefully in [the] hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia".

Clarke was the last living member of the band's original lineup, which was pointed out in a statement from Mikkey Dee, who was a drummer for Motorhead from 1992 to 2015 and is now a drummer for the German rock band Scorpions. His maiden album with Motorhead was the band's first in 1977, and he also starred in Overkill and Bomber's Ace Of Spades in 1980 and Iron Fist in 1982. His new band's final release was 2011's Eat Dog Eat, while Eddie's final studio album was a 2014 solo effort called Make My Day - Back To Blues.

The band closed off on Faceook, "Fast Eddie.keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!"

The last surviving original member of the iconic rock band Motorhead has died. "RIP Fast Eddie Clarke 5th October 1950 - 10th January 2018". Fastway released seven albums, including a self-titled debut in 1983 and "All Fired Up" the following year, and toured with AC/DC.

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Guitarist Phil has been left in a state of "shock" by the news, and hailed Eddie a "true rock "n" roller".

Current Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says, "Oh my fucking god, this is awful news, the last of the three amigos".

Drummer Mikkey had only seen his friend recently and said he was in "great shape". So this is a complete shock.

Taylor died of liver failure in November of 2015, and Kilmister, for decades a staple at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Hollywood's Sunset Strip (where a statue of him now stands), passed away from cancer the following month.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.