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Motörhead’s Lemmy Has Died

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 29 December 2015 at 00.25

UPDATE 0130 GMT: The remaining members of the band have released a statement, stating that Lemmy passed away after a short battle with cancer.



Read the band's full message below.

"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."


Motörhead frontman Lemmy has passed away.

The death of the rock legend - who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve - has been confirmed by journalist Eddie Trunk.


The details surrounding his death are unclear at present, but everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to members of Trivium and Black Veil Brides have been paying their respects online.


The passing of Lemmy - born Ian Fraser Kilmister - is the second death in the Motörhead family this year. Former drummer Phil Taylor also died last month.

R.I.P.

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