Glen Peart, the father of legendary RUSH drummer Neil Peart, has died after losing his battle with cancer.
The news of Glen’s June 12 passing was confirmed by Neil’s sister, Nancy Burkholder, in a social media post the following day. She wrote: “On behalf of our Mother and all of our family members, The Peart Family would like to thank everyone for the expressions of sympathy for the passing of our very beloved Glen; husband, father, grandfather, & great grandfather.
“Thank you to Hospice Muskoka Andy’s House staff for the wonderful care and facility.
“If anyone would like to donate to our charities in the Peart name, please see the links below.
“Thank you so much to everyone for your thoughts”.
Glen, who was the president of an agricultural equipment dealership, had four children, of whom Neil was the eldest.
Peart died on January 7, 2020 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 67 years old.
I am told that late last night, Neil Peart’s dad lost his battle with cancer and passed. Many of us in the Rush fan community had the chance to get to know Glen. He was a dear person. Please keep the family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
— Donna Halper (@DevorahLeah) June 13, 2021