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Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister dies following short battle with cancer

Lemmy has passed away, four days after his 70th birthday.

The Motörhead frontman and indisputable rock 'n' roll legend only learnt of his cancer on December 26th, two days prior to his death.

The band first shared the news in a post on their official Facebook page, also sharing a link to an official tribute page for fans to use to leave condolences. You can read their statement below:

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, 28 December 2015


Our own Alice Cooper joined the rest of the rock community in paying tribute to Lemmy:
"When we say "one of a kind" in rock 'n' roll, Lemmy was the epitome of that - one of the most beloved characters in rock 'n' roll. I can't think of anyone who didn't adore Lemmy; you can't say "heavy metal" without mentioning Lemmy. If you're a 13 year old kid learning to play bass, you want to play like Lemmy.  He was one of a kind. And I will personally miss seeing him out on the road. We did many shows together and we looked forward to it every time we were touring with Motörhead. Rock 'n' roll heaven just got heavier."

In a change to previously scheduled programming, Planet Rock will play tribute to Lemmy in a series of special shows on Tuesday 29th December 2015:

6pm: RockBlock special
10pm: My Planet Rocks - Lemmy speaks to Mark Jeeves in an interview from our vaults
11pm: Planet Rock Plays It In Full: Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

 

 

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