Update: Motörhead have confirmed Lemmy’s death in a Facebook post. “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 wrote. “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.”
Update: Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed Lemmy's passing.
Lemmy — a.k.a. Ian Fraser Kilmister of the band Motörhead — has died at the age of 70 according to reports. Little else is known about the legendary rocker’s death at this time, but SPIN has reached out to Motörhead’s reps for confirmation and comment.
The news was first reported by radio personality Eddie Trunk on Twitter:
Nothings Forever...RIP ya Rockin bastard, you were my Hero growing up in das Metal Daze ;)