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Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and Eddie Clarke Fast Eddie Clarke onstage in the UK in 1982

Fin Costello Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and Eddie Clarke Fast Eddie Clarke onstage in the UK in 1982

According to a post on the Motorhead Facebook page, Clarke died Wednesday night following a battle with pneumonia.

Rest in peace, Eddie ', guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee said in the official Motörhead web site. "Fast Eddie...keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as godda**it, man, your Motorfamily would expect nothing less!"

"Fast" Eddie was born in Twickenham, West London in October 1950 and began playing guitar aged 15. The next year, he formed Fastway with Pete Way, Jerry Shirley and Dave King. He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock and roller, RIP Eddie.

"Fast" Eddie Clarke, former guitarist for the band Motörhead, has died at the age of 67 from complications from pneumonia.

English bassist and singer Ian'Lemmy Kilmister
Michael Putland English bassist and singer Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister

Eddie kicked of his career performing in the blues band Zeus and came to meet Phil whilst refitting a houseboat, before joining the group in 1976.

Clarke, Taylor and Lemmy (who liked to refer to themselves as "the Three Amigos") had met in 1975 when Taylor - already part of Lemmy's newly formed Motörhead - and Clarke were refitting a houseboat in Battersea. His solos were short, sharp, belligerent affairs, nearly minimalist by design, but always firmly rooted in the purest essence of rock "n" roll, and as with all of the greatest architects of heavy music, you know an Eddie Clarke riff when you hear it.

Taylor died of liver failure in November of 2015, and Kilmister, for decades a staple at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Hollywood's Sunset Strip (where a statue of him now stands), passed away from cancer the following month.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

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