Ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke (Fastway) has passed away yesterday from pneumonia at 67. Clarke was the last living original member of Motorhead (following the deaths of Lemmy Kilmeister (2015) and Philty Phil (2015)) and leaves behind a legacy of classic releases with both Motorhead and Fastway.
Motorhead acknowledged the death on its Facebook page, with the following statements:
"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!!!"
Phil Campbell commented, "Just heard the sad news that Fast eddie Clark[e] has passed away. Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie."
Mikkey Dee added, "Oh my f**king god, this is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape so this is a complete shock. Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the UK this summer when we come around with Scorps...now Lem and Philty can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully, I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out! My thoughs go out to Eddie's family and close ones."