Former MOTORHEAD guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke has passed away.
The news broke via the band’s Facebook page where it was announced that the last surviving member of the band’s classic lineup had passed away at age 67 following being admitted to hospital for pneumonia. The guitarist played on the band’s self-titled 1977 debut album and also on 1979’s Overkill and Bomber, 1980’s Ace Of Spades and 1982’s Iron Fist. The statement is as follows:
“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 FB 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!!! RIP FAST EDDIE CLARKE 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018″
Rest In Power Fast Eddie Clarke 1960-2018