Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of the Motorhead classic line-up, has died at the age of 67 years.
The band’s Facebook page announced that the guitarist died in hospital after being admitted for pneumonia.
Clarke, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, played with Ian “Lemmy” Iii and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in the heavy metal band, between 1976-82.
He played the first six albums of Motorhead, then going on to form Fastway with UFO bassist Peter.
The social media statement also contained tributes from band members, including guitarist Phil Campbell.
He said: “I’ve Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke is dead. He will be remembered for his iconic riff and was a true rock and roller, RIP Eddie.”
The band of the former drummer Mikkey Dee added: “This is a terrible news, the last of the three amigos.
“I saw Eddie not too long ago, and it was in great shape, so this is a total shocker. I was waiting to see him in the UK this summer.
“Now Lem and Philthy can jam Eddie, and, if you listen with attention, I’m sure I hear them, so be careful!”
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