Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister has sadly died yesterday, 28 December, after a short fight with an aggressive cancer.
Motorhead posted on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead
28 December 2015
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 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
Born to lose, lived to win.
Please feel free to post your condolences, well wishes and memories on our official tribute page: https://www.facebook.com/lemmykilmisterforlife
INITIAL NEWS REPORTS:
Lemmy Dead at 70
28 December 2015
Motorhead icon passes away days after being diagnosed with “aggressive” cancer. Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died at the age of 70, after being told he was suffering an aggressive form of cancer. The vocalist and bassist was told he was suffering from cancer on Boxing Day, and he’s reported to have succumbed to the disease around 4pm on December 28 (Monday). MORE
29 December 2015
Motorhead founder and frontman Lemmy has died from an aggressive form of cancer at the age of 70.
He was known for his furious bass guitar and gravelly voice.
The BBC’s Nick Serpell looks back on a life lived with intensity. MORE
Brian May, who has recenlty appeared on the latest Motorhead album, paid heartfelt tribute to his friend, on SOAPBOX HERE.
Lemmy covered Tie Your Mother Down on the Dragon Attack project…
Tie Your Mother Down – Lemmy Kilmister
– https://youtu.be/aZd0yHMwpyo [AMAZON]