Former Motörhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke (pictured right), the last living member of the band’s classic and most commercially successful lineup, has died at the age of 67 after suffering from pneumonia.
In a statement, Motörhead say:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Motörhead’s Phil Campbell says, “Just heard the sad news that ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke has passed away.
“Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n’ roller. RIP Eddie.”
Clarke’s passing comes just over three years after Motörhead’s late frontman Lemmy Kilmister and drummer Phil Taylor also passed away.
Earlier this week, Phil Campbell said Motörhead were planning a set of “worldwide” shows to pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister.
Read the band’s full statement about ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, below.