The British bassist and vocalist, founder and leader of the rock band Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister, died on December 28 of cancer. On Thursday, December 24, the musician turned 70 years.
According to the band's statement on Facebook, Lemmy died after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer, which he had learnt two days before his death, being at home 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.
Have a drink or few.
Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
Born to lose, lived to win."