NEWS: Eddie Clarke (Motörhead) passes away, aged 67!

It has sadly been reported today that former Motörhead guitarist Eddie Clarke, known also as “Fast” Eddie Clarke by his fans, tragically passed away yesterday (January 10th 2018) at the age of 67. It is said that Clarke was being treated in hospital where he was battling with pneumonia when he lost his life.

The news of his passing came to light earlier today when Motörhead posted about it on their social media channels to inform their fans. You can read the post made by the band below.

“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”

Clarke was a member of Motörhead between the years of 1976 up until 1982, having decided to step down while on tour in the US with the band following the release of their fifth full-length record, ‘Iron Fist’, reportedly unhappy with how that album turned out, and went on to form the band Fastway with former UFO bassist, Pete Way.

He performed on the first five of Motörhead‘s full-length albums; their 1977 self-titled debut, 1979’s ‘Overkill’, ‘Bomber’ and ‘On Parole’, 1980’s ‘Ace Of Spades’, and finally 1982’s aforementioned ‘Iron Fist’.

As a result of his tragic passing, there are now no surviving members of what fans consider to be Motörhead‘s ‘classic’ line-up.

We here at DEAD PRESS! offers our deepest sympathies and condolences to Eddie Clarke‘s family, friends, loved ones, and fans at this incredibly difficult time.