Motörhead’s Lemmy Passes Away, Aged 70
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Motörhead frontman Lemmy has died at the age of 70, following a short battle with cancer.
The metal icon passed away just days after being diagnosed with an ‘extremely aggressive’ cancer on Boxing Day.
“There is no easy way to say this… our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer,” Motörhead confirmed on their Facebook page. “He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.
“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words,” the statement reads. “We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT. Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister. 1945 -2015. Born to lose, lived to win.”
Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP https://t.co/WC1csn5F5x— Metallica (@Metallica) Tue Dec 29 02:52:07 +0000 2015
We’ve lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win. https://t.co/6KJ4cBCNfH @myMotorhead— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) Tue Dec 29 04:55:40 +0000 2015
My friend died today. We'll all miss you. Your name was Lemmy, and you played Rock n Roll. Rest in Peace, my man. #RIPLemmy— Panickin’ Skywalker (@CoreyTaylorRock) Tue Dec 29 00:55:27 +0000 2015
This one is for you Lemmy. ⚡️3⚡️— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) Tue Dec 29 03:52:29 +0000 2015
Lemmy was a true rock icon, singular in voice and spirit. Metal flags fly at half mast tonight as we salute the incomparable Ace Of Spades.— Tom Morello (@tmorello) Tue Dec 29 03:04:31 +0000 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead— Papa Roach (@paparoach) Tue Dec 29 02:24:54 +0000 2015
So very sad to hear about Lemmy RIP— Gerard Way (@gerardway) Tue Dec 29 01:46:56 +0000 2015
Words about Lemmy can never be enough so we will simply say farewell Lord Lemmy thank you for the music, the shows, https://t.co/ktbp9TwHEI— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) Tue Dec 29 02:13:51 +0000 2015
Rest in peace Lemmy— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) Tue Dec 29 01:25:24 +0000 2015
Farewell Lemmy. I love you brother.— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) Tue Dec 29 01:22:49 +0000 2015
RIP Lemmy. A rebel poet until the end. A true inspiration.— Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) Tue Dec 29 01:10:41 +0000 2015
RIP Lemmy. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Kerrang! will continue to bring you updates on the frontman’s passing – check back for more information as it becomes available.
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