Update: Motörhead have confirmed Lemmy’s death in a Facebook post. “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 band wrote. “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.”
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
Update: Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed Lemmy’s passing.
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
Lemmy — a.k.a. Ian Fraser Kilmister of the band Motörhead — has died at the age of 70 according to reports. Little else is known about the legendary rocker’s death at this time, but SPIN has reached out to Motörhead’s reps for confirmation and comment. The news was first reported by radio personality Eddie Trunk on Twitter:
Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy @myMotorhead has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock. — Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) December 29, 2015
SPIN had long admired Lemmy, speaking to the singer-songwriter and all-around badass several times over the past several years. Dave Navarro has just offered his condolences. We’ll update as we learn more.
Peace and love to Lemmy and family! #RIPLemmy pic.twitter.com/g0fO1rTc9Q
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 29, 2015