by MythofRock

Sadness in the world of rock n’ roll, since Fast Eddie Clarke, the guitarist of the original line-up of Motörhead, has passed away. Edward Allan Clarke died yesterday, after a battle with pneumonia, at the age of 67. He was a member of Motörhead from 1976 until 1982 and later formed Fastway together with Pete Way, formerly of UFO. We all loved Clarke’s guitar playing in classic albums like “Ace of Spades”, “Bomber” and “Overkill”.

Motörhead posted the following statement:  “We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight… Edward Allan Clarke — or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke — passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his [Facebook] page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in 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!!!”

He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Mr. Clarke.  

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