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Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Found Dead At 70

Lemmy Kilmister

It’s something we never thought we’d find ourselves reporting (we were legitimately convinced he would outlive humanity), but at the age of 70, heavy metal icon and general badarse Lemmy Kilmister has passed away. Never underestimated by his outspoken and unforgiving exuberance, the Motörhead frontman lived a life that, albeit harshened by a long battle with various medical issues, was filled with unforgettable memories and unbelievable stories.

In a statement posted to Motörhead’s online media, his bandmates 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.”

The news of Kilmister’s death comes after a longwinded string of health problems dampened a considerable chunk of Motörhead’s 2015 schedule. Amidst bouts of gastric distress and dehydration, hematoma, a lung infection and the need for a defibrillator, he remained an active force in both the music and film scene, taking pretty much any opportunity that came his way, and taking it like a fucking champ.

In light of Kilmister’s passing, much of the music industry gathered to share their goodbyes:

Grab a drink, turn your stereo up to 11(,000,000) and celebrate a life well spent with the video for “Ace Of Spades” below.

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