Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, the charismatic frontman of heavy metal group Motörhead, has died at the age of 70.
“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 post reads.
The singer and bassist celebrated his birthday on Thursday and it’s understood he diagnosed with cancer just two days later.
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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
Sorry to hear Lemmy Kilmister has passed away. Grateful for the few brief momentsJay and I spent with him. Condolences to friends and family
— Tom Hamilton (@THaerosmith) December 29, 2015
Motörhead had canceled several performances in recent times because Lemmy was unwell.
The band abandoned its Sept. 1 concert in Austin, Texas, with Kilmister telling the audience, “I can’t do it,” before walking offstage.
The band blamed altitude sickness and said it was looking forward to going back out on the road in February.