Motörhead founder/frontman Lemmy Kilmister passes away

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Legendary heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister, frontman and founder of Motörhead has passed away, he was 70 years old. Word first came by way of radio/TV host Eddie Trunk on Twitter, and was confirmed by others including Ozzy Osbourne. An official statement posted to the band’s Facebook, which can be read below, confirmed that the musician was afflicted with a very aggressive form of cancer. The bassist’s health has been in the headlines in recent years after several shows were canceled due to his condition.

R.I.P. Lemmy, you will be missed.

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.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely…

Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, December 28, 2015

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Rock and roll lost a true legend today. You will always be an icon among icons; a true original. we will forever miss you Lemmy. #RIP #AceOfSpades #Motorhead

Posted by Welcome To Rockville on Monday, December 28, 2015