Former Motörhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke passed away last Wednesday night at the age of 67 after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He was the last remaining member of the British rock band Motörhead’s distinguished lineup, been active from 1976 until 1982.
Eddie Clarke joined Motörhead as its guitarist in 1976, alongside the drummer Phil Taylor and the singer and bassist Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy. He played on the first six Motorhead albums including the best-selling “Motörhead” (1977), “Overkill” and “Bomber” (both 1979), and “Ace of Spades” (1980). He then later goes on to form his own band Fastaway, replaced by Brian Robertson. Motörhead original members Phil Taylor died of liver failure in November 2015 and Kilmister passed away from cancer the following month. The three finally reunited once again in the afterlife.