Lemmy has died after a bout with an aggressive form of cancer
Motorhead founder, frontman, bassist and singer Lemmy Kilmister has died at the age of 70. The band posted the message late Monday (Dec 28th) night claiming the singer had just found out about an aggressive form of cancer two days prior.
“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,” the band writes on Facebook. “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.”
Motorhead had been forced to cancel numerous shows over the past couple of years because of Kilmister’s ill health including European shows dating Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Of course, rockers and other musicians have taken to social media to express their condolences on this shocking news!
Author: Buddy Iahn
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