Lemmy of Motörhead dies of cancer

Lemmy, the legendary frontman of Motörhead, died today at the age of 70 after a “short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” The surviving members of Motörhead write:

“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.

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Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.


Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

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R.I.P. Lemmy. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.

It is not known whether Motörhead will continue or break up, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on the band’s future come to light. Their most recent studio album, Bad Magic, was released last August.

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