BREAKING: Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dies At Age 70
December 24, 1945 – December 28, 2015
Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and frontman of Motörhead has died. He was 70 years old.
Born Ian Fraser Kilmister on 24 December 1945, Lemmy was a legend in the rock and roll world, known for his brash approach to music that seamlessly blended elements of metal, hard rock, and punk to create something uniquely Motörhead.
His death was confirmed moments ago by friend and radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk through this heartbreaking Twitter update:
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
Following Motörhead’s birth in London in 1975, Lemmy functioned as Motörhead’s lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for over 40 years, remaining the band’s sole constant member.
To say that Lemmy Kilmister will be sorely missed is an understatement, and we’re crushed to hear of his passing. Information is still coming in, and we’ll update as we learn more.
Rest in peace, Lemmy. You were one of the greats.