Neil Peart, the drummer of Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67, several outlets have reported.

According to CBS News, the musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer. CBS cited a statement issued by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz.

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Tom joined the Tulsa World in 1988 after being an intern and graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma. He lived in Saudi Arabia before graduating from Broken Arrow High School. He is married to Karen Gilbert and has three grown children.