Motörhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67.

Clarke died peacefully in hospital after suffering from pneumonia.

The talented six stringer joined Motörhead in 1976 and alongside drummer Phil Taylor and frontman Lemmy formed what is considered the band’s classic line-up.

Clarke also provided lead vocals on numerous Motörhead tracks.

He left the band in 1982 and was replaced by Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. Clarke went on to form Fastway with UFO bassist Pete Way.

HRH chief Jonni Davis said: “That’s another of my heroes lost but never forgotten.

“Eddie was a fantastic guitarist and a great guy who leaves a lasting legacy.

“Everyone at HRH is absolutely devastated by the news.”

In 2000 Clarke made a guest appearance at Motörhead’s 25th anniversary concert at Brixton Academy and joined Lemmy in 2014 to play Ace of Spades during a Birmingham Arena show.

Taylor died of liver failure in November 2015 and Lemmy succumbed to cancer the following month.

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