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Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Dead At 70

12/28/2015
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(Classic Rock) Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has died at the age of 70, after being told he was suffering an aggressive form of cancer. The vocalist and bassist was told he was suffering from cancer on Boxing Day, and he's reported to have succumbed to the disease around 4pm on December 28 (Monday).

Motorhead say in a statement: "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 its 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. Share stories. Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that."

Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne was among the first to pay tribute, saying: "Lost one of my best friends today. He was a warrior and a legend." Read more here.

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