Motörhead Issue Statement About Lemmy Kilmister, Reveal Frontman’s Cause Of Death

Motörhead have released an official statement, following the shocking news of legendary frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s death.

The band have revealed that the rock n’ roll icon died of an aggressive form of cancer, after being diagnosed on Boxing Day.

Their statement reads:

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.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.


Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

Tributes have also started to pour in from across the music world, as all those whose lives were touched by the iconic Jack Daniels-swilling career badass share their memories, from Pantera/Down’s Phil Anselmo to Evanescence’s Amy Lee, from DZ Deathrays to Metallica.

Check some of them out below.

RIP Lemmy, a true rock n’ roll immortal.

You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools…

UPDATE 30/12/15: Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee says the band “is over” following Kilmister’s death.

Gallery: 13 Photos Of Lemmy Kilmister At His Most Badass

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely…

Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, December 28, 2015

LEGEND REST IN POWER!!!!!!!!! I am gutted! Listening to Motörhead for the next few days… NO…

Posted by Jesse Leach on Monday, December 28, 2015

There’s nothing we could write here that can live up to the mighty life you lived. You are Rock N Roll. Warrior Always. Much love – RIP Lemmy

Posted by Spiderbait on Monday, December 28, 2015

You were so kind to me, supportive and encouraging and naturally, brutally honest. Thanks, Lemmy. You are a legend and I’ll miss you!

Posted by Amy Lee on Monday, December 28, 2015

RIP Limmy Kilmister. The world lost a rock and roll legend. We will miss him.

Posted by Zebrahead on Monday, December 28, 2015

RIP LEGEND.THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC.FROM ALL OF US.Official MotörheadLemmy Kilmister Motö…

Posted by Disturbed on Monday, December 28, 2015

Lemmy, RIP – so sorry you’re gone. I stand with the countless souls who will miss you, and who love you very much. – Bill

Posted by Bill Ward on Monday, December 28, 2015

Thanks for the music, the inspiration and the guitar pick. @officialmotorhead #riplemmy

Posted by DZ Deathrays on Monday, December 28, 2015

Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We are forever grateful for all of your inspiration. Rest In Peace.Endless Love & Respect, Metallica

Posted by Metallica on Monday, December 28, 2015

R.I.P. To our fearless leader. Love and Light –

Posted by Ugly Kid Joe on Monday, December 28, 2015

Today, we were caught by surprise with the death of the incomparable Lemmy Kilmister. Dancing On Your Grave was the song…

Posted by Sepultura on Monday, December 28, 2015

The ultimate rockstar. The ultimate party. You are and will forever be missed Lemmy. #fuckcancer

Posted by Steel Panther on Monday, December 28, 2015

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