Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dies of cancer aged 70 | Inquirer Entertainment

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dies of cancer aged 70

/ 09:41 AM December 29, 2015
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Musician Lemmy of Motorhead attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFP

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the frontman of iconic British heavy metal band Motorhead, has died aged 70 of a sudden, aggressive cancer, the group said on Tuesday.

The veteran musician, one of rock and roll’s great survivors despite his lifestyle, was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday.


“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,” the band said in a statement on their official Facebook page.

“He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite 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.”

His death comes a month after that of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, the band’s former drummer, who was 61.

READ: Motorhead drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor dies at 61

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