has reported that famed drummer has passed away following a silent battle brain cancer. has confirmed the horrible news, as well.

Following ’s final major world tour, their 40th Anniversary together as a band, Peart announced he was stepping away from the kit and wouldn’t be playing drums in the project anymore. Bassist and guitarist Alex Lifeson went on never explicitly saying they wouldn’t all make together again, but that the Rush you’d see would never include Peart again.

“Rest in brother” closes the note posted today confirming Peart’s passing on January 7, 2020.

We are devastated. Our thoughts are his friends and family today.

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