Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor has passed away, yesterday 11th November, according to Fast Eddie Clarke‘s official Facebook page. Eddie states:
“My dear friend and brother passed away last night.
He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character. Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!”
Phil drummed for the band from 1975–1984 and 1987-1992. The mark IV Motörhead line-up consisted of Lemmy, Philthy Animal Taylor and Fast Eddie Clarke. Phil was 61 years old.