Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67.
The news was confirmed on Motorhead’s Facebook page where a statement reads: “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.
He was the last of the classic trio after the earlier deaths of Lemmy and “Philthy Animal” Phil Taylor.
Phil Campbell, who joined the band as a guitarist in 1984, said: ‘Just heard the sad news that fast Eddie Clarke has passed away.
‘Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie.’
Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, who is currently a member of the Scorpions, said: ‘Oh my f***ing 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 around with the Scorps…’
Referring to Motorhead members Lemmy and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor, who both died in 2015, he added: ‘Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I’m sure you’ll hear them, so watch out!!!’