It is a sad day for rock and roll fans.
“Lemmy” Kilmister, lead singer of legendary rock band Motorhead has died of cancer at age 70.
The band took to Facebook to break the news to fans, writing that “our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.”
“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. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.”
Motorhead was formed in 1975, with Kilmister as a founding member.
They were known for their loud, fast paced sound and Kilmister’s signature heavy vocal style.