By Radio.com Staff
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead has died at the age of 70. The band’s Facebook page confirmed the news with this post:
“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.”
The metal and music community is starting to share their grief, Ozzy Osbourne had this to say about the loss of his friend.
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
Lemmy had just turned 70 on December 24th.
We’ll keep you updated as more information on the passing of this metal legend comes about.