Tuesday 29 December 2015

R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead frontman dead at 70

In a statement posted to Facebook, Motörhead wrote, “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.”

 In addition to cancer, Lemmy had been suffering from a number of other well-publicized health issues, including hematoma. In 2013, he was fitted with an implantable defibrillator to correct an irregular heartbeat. His health issues had caused the cancelation of multiple Motörhead performances in recent years, though Lemmy remained an active force up until the time of his death.


  1. Aw heck. Not making light at all, b/c I love most of their music, but "extremely aggressive" is nearly an understatement. I've never heard of any cancer killing someone in just three days after being diagnosed. I guess his other health problems masked the severity and other pains disguised the pain from the killing cancer.

    1. The news must have been the straw that broke the camel's back :(

  2. Ain't so bad, ain't so bad, could've been a loser
    Ain't so bad, ain't so bad, rather be a boozer
    Standing at the crossroads, see where the wind blows
    Following the white line, following my nose
    You've been living on a razor's edge, soon as you learned to shave
    Make sure you live, be a long time dead
    Cradle To The Grave........R.I.P.

    1. He lasted a lot longer than some folk expected :)