Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is dead at age 70. Born December 24, 1945, Lemmy passed away December 28, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. The band confirmed the sad news this afternoon:
“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.”
ZRock is proud to have been part of both sailings of Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise – highlighted by the Motorboat 40th Anniversary cake we presented to the band on the ship’s deck stage the last night of the cruise this past September.
Thanks for the memories, Lemmy.