Phil Campbell, who joined the band in 1984, said news of his death was "such a shock".
Clarke and Lemmy reunited again in 2014 to play the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades" during the band's 2014 show in Birmingham, England. Clarke recorded four studio albums with the trio before leaving in the midst of a tour in 1982 because he was reportedly unhappy with the way their album, Iron Fist, turned out.
"Fast Eddie. keep roaring, rocking' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motorfamily would expect nothing less!"
Past members of the band reacted to the news, as did Metallica co-founder Lars Ulrich and others in the rock music community.
And while Lemmy may have been Motörhead's brain and Philthy its beating heart, Eddie Clarke was the band's soul; firing off those airtight, ultra-gnarly rock "n" roll riffs with sly insouciance, looking cool as fuck and yet ever so slightly risky too.
Mikkey Dee said, "OH MY F*CKING GOD, THIS IS TERRIBLE NEWS, THE LAST OF THE THREE AMIGOS". So this is a complete shock. "I was looking forward to seeing him in the United Kingdom this summer", fellow Motorhead veteran Mikey Dee said.
Our thoughts are with Eddie's loved ones during this time. Taylor died in November 2015 while Kilminster died the following month.