Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dies aged 70

Photo (c) Dirk van den Heuvel
Photo (c) Dirk van den Heuvel

So, this is the end… Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died aged 70 after battling against cancer, so sais the Facebook page of the British rockband. Lemmy formed Motörhead in 1975, leaving Hawkwind behind him. Lemmy, born Ian Fraser Kilmister in 1945 was most famous for his ‘Ace of Spades’.

The band said on its Facebook page:

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.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
1945 -2015
Born to lose, lived to win.

Lemmy was diagnosed with cancer in Los Angeles, on 26 December, two days after his 70th birthday. R.I.P. Lemmy…