Devastating news to relay, as legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has died at age 70. According to Motorhead themselves, Lemmy succumbed from “a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.”
Motorhead posted the following statement via Facebook:
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. 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.
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.
Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
Born to lose, lived to win.
Lemmy Kilmister’s most recent health ailment was a lung infection which forced Motorhead to cancel a number of U.S. gigs. However, he mustered up the strength to complete the tour, proving his unwavering commitment to entertaining his fans. Lemmy also struggled with diabetes, a hematoma and had an implantable defibrillator put into his chest.
Stay tuned as further updates come in.
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