Rock n roll icon and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has passed away at 70 years of age from a short battle with aggressive cancer.
The news of his passing was first reported by radio host Eddie Tunk, a long time friend of Kilmister. Several other messages of grievance have confirmed the news, with Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne taking to Twitter to say “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.”
Motörhead have taken to Facebook to post this heartfelt and warm message to Kilmister:
The musician had also spent the past couple years battling a number of serious health conditions, including a hepatoma and an irregular heart beat which resulted in him being fitted with an implantable defibrillator.
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.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I’ve known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 29, 2015
In all of my decades in the business you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who truly personified rock like Lemmy. One of a kind. #RIPLemmy
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) December 29, 2015
— Allday (@alldaychubbyboy) December 29, 2015
Acting as Motörhead frontman since 1975, the band saw great international success through the release of twenty studio albums and over 30 million album sales.
This story was first seen on Consequence of Sound.