Lemmy, Motörhead Frontman, Dies at 70

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In incredibly sad news, the frontman of legendary Motörhead, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, has passed away at the age of 70 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer on Boxing Day just three days ago. He was at home when he passed.

Lemmy formed the iconic band Motörhead 40 years ago in 1975 and was its only constant member as singer and bassist. The band released 23 studio albums during their run.

The band requested fans “play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

“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 learned of the disease on 26 December, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite 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.”

The band signed off: “Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

“1945 -2015

“Born to lose, lived to win.”