According to Eddie Trunk via his Twitter page, the legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister has passed away. Lemmy just turned 70 years old on 24th December.
The first statement by Eddie said – “Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy @myMotorhead has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock.”
Then another was posted fifteen minutes later stating “There will be a release from @myMotorhead management tomorrow if not sooner on Lemmy’s passing. They will reveal details they want to then“.
The official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook page has just stated:
“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.
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.”
Tributes are already pouring in for Lemmy. Ozzy Osbourne said “Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.”
R.I.P. Lemmy \m/