Rock ‘n’ roll legend Has Passed After Battling With Various Health Issues
By Kieran Webber
Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and frontman of Motörhead. has died. He was 70 years old.
News of his death was first reported by radio and TV host Eddie Trunk, who was a longtime friend of Lemmy. Motörhead have yet to formally confirm the news.
The cause of Lemmy’s death is unknown, though he had been suffering from a number of well-publicized health issues, including hematoma.
His health was also a reason behind him having to leave a show in Austin, Texas this year.
We will update as soon as more information is available.
The Band have released a statement via their Official Facebook page, it goes as follows:
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 its 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.
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