Tribute: “Fast” Eddie Clarke of Motörhead/Fastway – Music World Reacts – Guitarist Dies @ 67

“Fast” Eddie Clarke, former member of the bands Motörhead and Fastway, passed away yesterday (1/10). According to a statement, the guitarist “passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.” He was 67 years old.

Clarke was a member of Motörhead’s classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy Kilmister, himself and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, he was the last surviving member. Following his stint in Motörhead (1976-1982), Clarke formed the band Fastway with UFO bassist Pete Way.

Official Motörhead:
“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…”

Official Fastway:
“All of us at Fastway HQ are absolutely heartbroken to have to post this – we have lost a legend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. RIP Fast Eddie.”

Pete Way:
“I’m devastated to hear of the passing of my old mate “Fast” Eddie Clarke last night from pneumonia. RIP mate. Love you man. Pete xxx”

Phil Campbell:

Mickey Dee:
“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018

“OH MY FUCKING 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…Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I’m sure you´ll hear them, so watch out!!! My thoughts go out to Eddie´s family and close ones.” // Mikkey”

Axl Rose:
“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke”

Duff McKagan:
“RIP Fast Eddie.”

Del James:
“Extremely saddened to hear that Fast Eddie Clarke has died.
In 1982, I was fortunate enough to see Motorhead with Lemmy/Philthy/Fast Eddie at the Palladium in NY.”

Lars Ulrich:
“Thank you for the riffs.
Thank you for the solos.
Thank you for the attitude.
Thank you for being in the coolest band.
Thank you for inspiring me to go down the same path.
#rip #fasteddie #motorhead”

Kirk Hammett:
“The last ace has left us. Fast Eddie lives on through his
music, may he Rest In Peace.”

Biff Byford:
We just heard our good friend fast EDDIE
Clark died our thoughts go out to his loved ones we have great memories of our time with him RIP

“We’ve just heard our good friend Fast Eddie Clarke has died.
Our thoughts go out to his loved ones and family. He will be greatly missed, but he’s gone to join Phil and Lemmy. We have great memories of our times with him. RIP Eddie”

Michael Des Barres:
“Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dead. Now, like the Ramones, the originators Of Motörhead are gone. An unforgettable band. Rock in Peace.????”

Charlie Benante:
“Being a “motorheadbanger” from early on I will never forget what Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie meant to me . The look, the sound and the vibe helped mold the artist I would become.
Rip Fast Eddie, another sad day , ps- Fastway was Great!”

Frank Bello:

“Sad to hear about the passing of “Fast” Eddie Clark. This goes out to you (and of course Lemmy and Philthy Animal Taylor). RIP! ”

Marshall Amps:
“Rest in peace, @myMotorhead’s Fast Eddie Clarke.”

Juan Croucier:
“RIP “Fast” Eddie Clarke. His early work with Motorhead truly set the bar for so many bands. We toured together when he was in Fastway. A great guy and an awesome musician.”

Jaime St. James:

Phil Alexander (Kerrang!):
“God rest Eddie Clarke… one of the first musicians I ever met… one of my all-time heroes… and a great, underrated guitar player… #RIP #fasteddie”

Bernie Torme:
“So saddened to hear of the passing of another good friend & legend, Fast Eddie Clarke of #Motörhead. So much fun & laughs in the early ’80’s. Sympathy to your family all your friends. R.I.P. bro. @LemmiumMetal”

Chris Holmes:
RIP Fast Eddie .
“Play Loud enough with Phil so we can hear you from the earth.”

Doro Pesch:
“We’ve lost yet another great…RIP Fast Eddie Clarke Give our best to Lem & Philthy. #Motörhead #Fastway”

Ginger Wildheart:
“Fast Eddie is dead. This is a sad day.”

“Rest easy Fast Eddie.
‘Fast’ Eddie Clark the great guitarist who played on all of Motörhead’s biggest hits passed away peacefully last night. RIP :(”

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