Motörhead singer and legendary heavy metal hero Lemmy Kilmister passed away Monday December 28th, 2015 after a short but aggressive battle with cancer. Lemmy turned 70 years old on Christmas Eve, and received his diagnosis on December 26th.
Motörhead, with tour dates still scheduled well into 2016, released the following statement on 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.
Have a drink or few.
Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
Born to lose, lived to win.
Rest in peace, Lemmy. You will be missed by music lovers all over the world.