The music world was dealt a crushing blow Friday, January 10th when it was announced the Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart had died of brain cancer at 67. Within minutes of the devastating news, tributes from fellow musicians across the sonic gamut started pouring in.

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The first words of sympathy came from his brothers-in-arms in Rush, bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, who broke the news on Twitter Thursday evening.

Before long, tributes to Neil Peart flooded the internet from every corner of the musical spectrum. From metal to hip-hop to even Canadian prime-minister Justin Trudeau who bid farewell to the Hamilton, Ontario-born drummer.


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Neil you did it, you really did it up right. Loved to watch you play. Loved to feel your groove. Bon Voyage, Mickey

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…dude…fu%+in Neil The GAWD. All respect due to the legend. RIP.

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This post will be updated as more Neil Peart tributes pour in.