The world of rock and roll bids goodbye to a fallen soul, Motorhead’s frontman, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. The legendary rock star died suddenly on December 26 following his birthday on December 24.
Motorhead has lost Kilmister to cancer a day after Christmas when he was diagnosed unhealthy too soon. His death was too sudden that his bandmates posted a eulogy-like farewell on Motorhead’s official Facebook page.
A photo of the rock star was uploaded captioned, “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. 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 its way down the street, with his family. We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud.”
Following his sudden death, several renowned names in the music industry paid their tributes to the rock star by posting photos and dedications in their respective social media accounts, reported CNN. Among them were Mötley Crue’s guitarist, Nikki Sixx. He took to Twitter and called Lemmy a “(pillar) of dignity.” Another rock star legend, Ozzy Osbourne, also posted a tweet in memory of Lenny. The post is as follows:
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
As reported by Variety, Lemmy initially earned his name in the limelight when he posed as a band member for Hawkwind, a rock band during the 1970’s. Afterwards, he found his way to Motorhead, one of the most celebrated rock bands of all time.
From Toto’s Mike Porcaro, B.B. King and Yes’s Chris Squire, the world said their goodbyes to a few rock legends of our time. As the year 2015 ends, we bid adieu to another, Motorhead’s Ian Lemmy Kilmister, the rock star who wanted his band to be described as one of rock and roll’s greatest.