Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister dies aged 70
Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister has passed away following an "aggressive" battle with cancer.
The legendary musician's death was confirmed on the group's Facebook page as they paid tribute to a "lovely, wonderful man".
The post on the social networking site read: "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.
"We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren't words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please...play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD. (sic)"
The 'Ace of Spades' hitmakers also asked their fans to have a drink in honour of Lemmy.
They continued: "Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
"HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT. Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister. 1945 -2015. Born to lose, lived to win. (sic)"