Eddie Clarke, the last making it through member of Motorhead’s classic line-up, provides died at the age of 67.
The band’s Facebook page declared that the guitarist died in medical center after being admitted with pneumonia.
Clarke, in whose nickname was Fast Eddie, used Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in the rock band between 1976-82.
He played on the first 6 Motorhead albums, later going on to type Fastway with UFO bassist Philip Way.
The social networking statement also contained tributes through later band members including guitar player Phil Campbell.
He or she said: “Just heard the unfortunate news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. He will be recalled for his iconic riffs plus was a true rock and tool, RIP Eddie. ”
The band’s ex-drummer Mikkey Dee added: “This is terrible information, the last of the three amigos.
“I saw Eddie a little while ago and he was in great shape, and this is a complete shock. I was looking towards seeing him in the UK this summer.
“Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie once again and if you listen carefully I’m certain you’ll hear them, so be careful! ”