Motörhead’s ‘Lemmy’ Passes Into Legend!

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Motörhead’s 'Lemmy' Passes Into Legend!

Founder, lead singer, bassist and frontman of Motörhead, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, has died at the age of seventy.

The iconic musician who formed the rock trio after being fired from Hawkwind, was the living embodiment of the rock star; hard drinking, hard living and constantly touring. He had suffered health problems over the last year which had forced the cancellation of several gigs and the death of original drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor in November is known to have hit him hard.

A statement by Motörhead reads:

‘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.’

Given the way he lived his life, we’re not entirely sure he would want to rest in peace, so party on Lemmy!

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