Motörhead’s Lemmy Dead At 70

December 29, 2015

Motorhead singer Lemmy died yesterday (Dec 28). He was 70.

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The surviving members posted a statement on 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 its 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 Motohead 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.”

As you might expect, the rock community paid tribute via social media:

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Lemmy recently had some serious health issues which forced him to scale back on alcohol and quit smoking. Motorhead’s tour schedule was disrupted because of the health issues.

Lemmy, who turned 70 years old on December 24, told Classic Rock magazine he had no intention of retiring.

RIP Lemmy.


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