Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dies at age 70

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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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

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.

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