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Rush Issue Statement About Founder's Death


05/21/2008
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(antiMusic) It's a week late, but Rush frontman/bassist Geddy Lee and lead guitarist Alex Lifeson finally issued a statement about the passing of the group's original drummer John Rutsey, who reportedly died in his sleep from a heart attack caused by his lifelong battle with diabetes.

Our memories of the early years of Rush when John was in the band are very fond to us. Those years spent in our teens dreaming of one day doing what we continue to do decades later are special.

Although our paths diverged many years ago, we smile today, thinking back on those exciting times and remembering John's wonderful sense of humour and impeccable timing. He will be deeply missed by all he touched. Alex & Geddy

Donations may be made in John's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7100 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 311, Markham, ON, L3R 5J2 (online: www.jdrf.ca, by phone: 905-944-4631).

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