Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dies at 70 from “extremely aggressive cancer”


Radio host Eddie Trunk has announced that Lemmy Kilmister, the iconic vocalist/bassist of legendary metal trio Motorhead, has passed away. He was 70. Kilmister was diagnosed with “extremely aggressive cancer” on December 26—just two days ago—and passed away earlier today surrounded by his family. The band has issued the following statement via Facebook:

“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.
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Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.”

Friend and fellow musician Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter to share his sadness, posting:

Below are the original series of tweets from Eddie Trunk announcing Lemmy’s passing: