After leading a life so badass many thought he would never die (or at least play Glastonbury for another ten years), Motörhead’s Lemmy, a.k.a. bassist and singer Ian Fraser Kilmister, has died at age 70. Shocked, saddened, and spurred to remember trying to keep up during late nights with one of rock’s godheads, members of the music world took to Twitter to express their condolences. Don’t fear the reaper, Lemmy.
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
Oh my. Lemmy got let in on the big secret. One of the greatest rockers of all time. Amazingly unique incredible bass player. My hero. Wow. — Flea (@flea333) December 29, 2015
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 29, 2015
RIP to a real rocker ?? pic.twitter.com/pFcxfj7VwZ
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) December 29, 2015
Oh my god, Lemmy. What a hell of a ride you had. Nobody came close being the Rock God THAT YOU ARE. Shedding tears of metal for you Bud.
— butchwalker (@butchwalker) 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
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 29, 2015
Lemmy: Rest In Peace. Shake the heavens, my friend. — Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 29, 2015
” To Lemmy!!…CHEERS!!!” pic.twitter.com/ytRpzRH1fJ
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) December 29, 2015
Lemmy.. the REAL thing! We had a few great hangs year ago I shall always cherish! RIP
— Steve Lukather (@stevelukather) December 29, 2015
RIP to the greatest rockstar ever, Lemmy Kilmister. But long live the greatest rock band ever, Motorhead, a band and music truly immortal — James McMahon (@jamesjammcmahon) December 29, 2015
My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I’ve known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Rest In Paradise Ian Lemmy Kilmister @myMotorhead 🌹
— THE CULT (@officialcult) December 29, 2015
RIP my dear Staffordshire friend Lemmy… A beautiful Soul~ I tried many times to keep up with him at the bar or after hours~back in 80’s😷 — Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) December 29, 2015
Wow I thought Lemmy was gonna live forever… RIP to that mother fucking legend! #RIPLemmy
— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) December 29, 2015
— Stars (@youarestars) December 29, 2015