Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead Frontman, Dead at 70

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'Our Mighty, Noble Friend Lemmy Passed Away Today After a Short Battle With an Extremely Aggressive Cancer. He Was at Home, Sitting in Front of His Favorite Video Game, With His Family', Said the Band

Tragic news in the world of rock and metal music today. Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, singer for ‘Motörhead’, has died. He was 70 years old. Born in the Burslem area of Staffordshire in England, Lemmy was one of the most influencing musicians in the heavy metal world. With the news on his passing, every known rock musician shared his gratitude and love to the man himself. 

Saying goodbye, the band wrote on the Motörhead Facebook page: “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. 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”.