"Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday", the statement said. "Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia".
"Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away", said Campbell.
The last surviving member of Motorhead's classic 1970s line-up, Fast Eddie Clarke, has died while being treated in hospital for pneumonia.
"Oh my f-king God, this is awful news, the last of the three amigos", Dee added.
"Fast Eddie... keep roaring, rocking' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motorfamily would expect nothing less!"
"I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. Me and Eddie always hit it off great". Clarke was the last surviving member of Motorhead's so-called classic lineup, which included frontman Lemmy Kilmister and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who died a month apart from each other in 2015.
Eddie Clarke. Pic Facebook FastEddieClarkeOfficial
Fellow Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell also reacted to Clarke's death.
He left the band in 1982 at the height of their success to form the group Fastway.
"He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller". Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!
Motorhead, which were formed in London in 1975, released more than 20 studio albums.
"My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones". Motorhead is perhaps best known for its 1980 song, "Ace of Spades", which was featured on the popular video game Guitar Hero.