‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the last remaining member of the classic Motorhead line up has passed away at the age of 67.
Motörhead confirmed Clarke’s death on Facebook, noting that he was in the hospital for pneumonia.
“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,” the group wrote. “Fast Eddie…keep roaring, rockin’ and rollin’ up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!”
Clarke left Motörhead in 1982 while on tour in the United States and was replaced by Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson.
In 1983, Clarke formed Fastway with UFO bassist Pete Way.
Fastway has released seven studio albums
In 2014, Clarke reunited with Lemmy to play “Ace Of Spades”, at the band’s concert in Birmingham, England