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Motörhead founder 'Fast' Eddie Clarke dies aged 67

Today we lost another legend of the rock world as ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, guitarist and founding member of heavy metal legends Motörhead sadly passed away.

He lost his battle with pneumonia and passed away with his family nearby.

A statement on the band’s official Facebook page said “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.

“Fast Eddie…keep roaring, rocking’ and rollin’ up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!”

A founding member of the group alongside Philthy Animal (Phil Taylor) and Lemmy, the band led the charge for British Heavy Metal and will always be fondly remembered by their adoring fans.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.