by / December 29th, 2015 /

Motörhead’s Lemmy passes away at the age of 70

Some terrible news this morning – Motörhead’s Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister has sadly passed away at the age of 70 after a short, aggressive illness. The sensational frontman was no stranger to poor health in recent years, but famously put his music and fans first and foremost, touring with Motörhead and rescheduling shows to accommodate those who may have missed out.

An official statement posted on Motörhead’s Facebook page 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 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.

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Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.”


RIP Lemmy.