Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dead at Age 70
Motorhead frontman Lemmy -- born Ian Fraser Kilmister -- has died at the age of 70 from cancer.
The sad news first began circulating online when radio and TV host Eddie Trunk, a friend of Lemmy’s, tweeted, "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.”
Motorhead posted a statement to their official Facebook page shortly after, confirming his passing. It reads:
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
Fellow musician and longtime friend Ozzy Osbourne tweeted about Lemmy’s death as well, writing, “Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side."