Motorhead Frontman 'Lemmy' Kilmister Dead Of 'Aggressive Cancer' At 70

  • by: Alan Duke
Motorhead Frontman 'Lemmy' Kilmister Dead Of 'Aggressive Cancer' At 70

Rock 'n' roll legend "Lemmy" Kilmister died Monday after a battle with "an extremely aggressive cancer," according to his bandmates. He was 70.

The cancer had been diagnosed just two days earlier, according to a message posted on his group's 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."

There is no easy way to say this...our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely...

Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, December 28, 2015

Nikki Sixx and Ozzy Osbourne tweeted the news Monday afternoon.

Here is a short video from the Lemmy's 70th birthday party at Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood on December 13, 2015. Friends Slash and others took the stage to perform.


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