Neil Peart - 1952-2020
You are #1 on my "Which Celebrity Would You Most Like To Meet" list. The reason I set down the bass and picked up the sticks. The one person I so wanted to ask "So, what have you figured out about life so far?". Your lyrics helped me realize that there were other people out there that understood my "super science nerd" side and my constant drive to find out "why?". Your book "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road" helped me move on after the deaths of my mom and my grandparents.
I threw up and then cried for a half hour when I heard that, suddenly, you were gone (luckily for me I was right next to a bathroom at that moment). Even though I've never met you, never even saw you in real life, I've always considered you my friend.
You will be missed.
Our causes can't see their effects.