Lemmy Kilmister Passes Away at 70
December 28, 2015
Lemmy Kilmister, legendary bassist and frontman for the band Motörhead, has died. His passing was reported by radio host Eddie Trunk then confirmed by Ozzy Osbourne and finally Motörhead themselves. According to the band's post, Kilmister suffered "a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer," and passed away today, just four days after his 70th birthday.
Trunk calls Kilmister "a true original icon of rock" and Osborne says he was "a warrior and a legend." His bandmates invite fans to celebrate his life, saying, "We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD," and ending the note with the sign off "Born to lose, lived to win." Below, see the full note from Motörhead and remember the legend with one of his band's biggest songs.
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.
Share stories.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.