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'Fast' Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist dead at 67

12 January 2018

According to the Motorhead Facebook page, the guitarist died on January 10 due to complications from pneumonia, the Daily Mail reports.

Member Mikkey Dee, another Motorhead member, said on Facebook it was "terrible" news after learning of Clarke's death.

The very sad news is that former Motörhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke has passed away in hospital from complications arising from pneumonia.

The announcement was made on Facebook, and passed along by the official Motorhead Facebook group page.

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"Fast Eddie. keep roaring, rocking' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motorfamily would expect nothing less!"

Eddie, born in Twickenham, London, in October 1950, was also known for his work with Fastway.

Having started off in a blues band, Clarke later returned to blues music and released what would be his final album, Make My Day, Back to Blues in 2014.

Fast Eddie joined Motorhead in 1976 and played on the band's self-titled debut album, Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and Iron Fist.

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FANS of Motorhead have been left shocked by the death of "Fast" Eddie Clarke.

"Oh my f--ing God, this is awful news, the last of the three amigos", wrote Dee.

Clarke, along with Kilmister and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, was in the lineup for the band's first five studio albums. Me and Eddie always his it off great. Taylor died in November 2015 while Kilminster died the following month.

Motorhead band members Lemmy, Phil Taylor and Eddie Clarke in 1980How did "Fast" Eddie Clarke die?

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Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

'Fast' Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist dead at 67