RIP – Lemmy – 1945 – 2015

Motörhead frontman Lemmy has died at the age of 70, after being told he was suffering an aggressive form of cancer just a few days ago. He’s reported to have succumbed to the disease around 4pm on December 28 (Monday).

A statement issued from the band 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 learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite 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 Motorhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music loud. Have a drink or a few. Share stories. Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that.”

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