Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Has Passed Away Aged 70

December 29, 2015

Another one bites the dust as Lemmy looses a short battle with against cancer.

Radio DJ Eddie Trunk last night announced his death followed by close friends Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. The news comes after the band had recently cancel and cut short a few shows due to Lemmy’s deteriorating health.

In an earlier interview with The Guardian Lemmy stated that he switched to drinking vodka and orange instead of Jack Daniels and coke for health benefits. The interview also explained that his “legs are fucked” and often had support himself with a stick. But in true rock and roll spirit he said Motörhead will continue for “as long as I can walk the few yards from the back to the front of the stage without a stick.”

A number of shows and festivals were cancelled over the recent years due to dehydration and a developing lung infection. The band were due to tour the UK next year in support of their new album ‘Bad Magic’.

Motorhead’s issued a statement that read: “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.”

RIP Lemmy Kilmister

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