R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead frontman dead at 70

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Motorhead4MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy died earlier today at the age of 70

As posted by the official Motorhead 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.

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Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.


Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

Lemmy previously said that he didn’t expect to still be here at 30.

“I don’t do regrets,” he said. “Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.

“There are a couple of things I might have done differently, but nothing major; nothing that would have made that much of a difference.

“I’m pretty happy with the way things have turned out. I like to think I’ve brought a lot of joy to a lot of people all over the world. I’m true to myself and I’m straight with people.”

Asked if his illness has made him more aware of his own mortality, Lemmy said: “Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.”


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Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, 28 December 2015


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Posted by Fast Eddie Clarke Official on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Posted by Jim Dunlop Guitar Products on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Posted by Mikkey Dee Official on Monday, 28 December 2015

We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Motorhead’s Lemmy, a true metal god. Lemmy will be louder than ever! He will be missed, but never gone! – ACCEPT #lemmy #riplemmy

Posted by ACCEPT on Monday, 28 December 2015

Sad to hear of Lemmy’s passing. “Icon” is a word perhaps thrown around too easily-Lemmy fits it like a glove. I said…

Posted by Doug Bradley on Monday, 28 December 2015

Our hero…

Posted by Metallica on Monday, 28 December 2015

Thanks for all the inspiration – RIP Lemmy!

Posted by Mat Sinner on Monday, 28 December 2015

Here’s to Lemmy! R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead

Posted by Van Halen News Desk on Monday, 28 December 2015

Rock is dead. Rest in peace Mister.

Posted by Moonspellofficialband on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lemmy, you are the reason we ALL exist. Motörhead is why thrash metal is here, though you would never take credit. You…

Posted by Gene Hoglan ”Official Page” on Monday, 28 December 2015

Please feel free to post your condolences, well wishes and memories on our official tribute page:www.facebook.com/lemmykilmisterforlife

Posted by Mikkey Dee Official on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Goodbye #Lemmy what else is there to say? Goodbye @officialmotorhead rock n’ roll will be a little less cool starting today #endofanera

Posted by Sebastian Bach on Monday, 28 December 2015

What a terrible thing to wake up to! Probably not all that surprising, but still shocking and very saddening to learn of…

Posted by Hammerfall on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

R.I.P. Lemmy…one of the greatest has left us

Posted by Hail Of Bullets on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

There’s nothing we could write here that can live up to the mighty life you lived. You are Rock N Roll. Warrior Always. Much love – RIP Lemmy

Posted by Anthrax on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

“Words don’t come easy, especially when you know Lemmy would have laughed at us all trying to say dignified things about him being a hero.  Any time I attempted to say anything complimentary to Lemmy to his face, he would fix me with a kind of amused, contemptuous stare.  But a kind of hero he certainly was. Unique in just about every way imaginable.”
– Brian May, Queen

Read more at: brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbdec15.html#30

I wrote Lemmy’s obit for the Guardian some time ago when it was apparent that he was rather ill. I’ll miss him.

Posted by Joel McIver on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The shows, the tours we did and the laughs and stories we shared all of these and more will be cherished. R.I.P…#RobHalford #LemmyKilmister

Posted by Rob Halford on Tuesday, 29 December 2015


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Posted by Saxon (Official) on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

We have all lost a God. Orange Goblin have lost one of the main reasons we exist as a band. There are no words to…

Posted by Orange Goblin on Monday, 28 December 2015

We have lost a true icon tonight!!!Rest In Peace Lemmy!!!

Posted by Obituary on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Posted by Corrosion Of Conformity on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Posted by Girlschool on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Posted by Ozzy Osbourne on Monday, 28 December 2015

You gave us and the world your absolute hardest, meanest, toughest, pure spirit of Rock’n’Roll. You lived a hundred…

Posted by Airbourne on Monday, 28 December 2015

Lemmy was truly a one-of-a-kind in rock ‘n’ roll. He was innovative, true to his art and continually relevant even…

Posted by Alice Cooper on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lemmy!My bandmate. My friend. My brother. There are no words to describe the emotions running through my mind at…

Posted by Mikkey Dee Official on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

So very sad to wake to the news that we have lost Lemmy.He was a character, a gentleman and a friend. I’ll miss him…

Posted by Hawkwind on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lemmy, our dear friend, we love you! Für immer!!!! R.I.P

Posted by DORO on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Very sad to hear of the passing of our dear friend Lemmy, he gave so much to the music business and was totally…

Posted by Tony Iommi on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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