Rock-and-roll legend Lemmy Kilmistern has passed away on December 28th at the age of 70.
In a statement, the band says he died “after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” He had also been battling a variety of health issues, including including hematoma. In 2013, he received an implantable defibrillator for his irregular heartbeat.
Kilmistern was the founder, lead vocalist, principle songwriter and bassist of Motorhead. The band released 20 studio albums to date and had 30 million in sales.
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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