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Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead Frontman, Dies After Diagnosis

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Lemmy Kilmister, frontman for the heavy metal band Motorhead, died on Monday shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Kilmister, 70, bassist for the popular British band that performed for six decades, celebrated his birthday on Christmas Eve, said Rolling Stone magazine.

The band confirmed his death on its Facebook page.

 

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

Kilmister suffered from a number of health setbacks and was given a pacemaker in 2013. Despite the ailments, he continued to tour with the band.

Born Ian Fraser Kilmister, he formed Motorhead in 1975 and was its only constant member, as singer and bassist, said The Guardian. The group produced 23 studio albums and were best known for their 1980 single "Ace of Spades."

"I have just been told that Lemmy has passed away in L.A.," "Fast" Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of band's most popular lineup, said on Facebook. "Like Phil (Taylor, drummer), he was like a brother to me. I am devastated. We did so much together, the three of us. The world seems a really empty place right now. I am having trouble finding the words."

Entertainers from Ozzy Osbourne to the band Foo Fighters posted tributes on social media.

 

We’ve lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win. Official Motörhead

Posted by Foo Fighters on Monday, December 28, 2015

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