Motörhead frontman Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, passed away today at age 70. Lemmy died after a brief battle with cancer, he was the founding member of the legendary British rock band and stayed the lead vocalist through its entire 40-year history. “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 said in a statement posted to Facebook.
“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. 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, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.”