The world of heavy metal was rocked by the news of Motorhead lead singer Lemmy Kilmister’s sudden passing on Dec. 28. There was no confirmed cause of death at the time, but now we’ve learned what took the life of the British rock legend.
So sad! Rumors were swirling after Christmas about what took the life of iconic Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the age of 70. He lived a wild and hard partying lifestyle that could put any other rocker to shame, but in the end it was a tragic disease he was secretly battling that took the “Ace Of Spades” singer away from us. Read on for more about Lemmy’s illness.
A newly released death certificate says Lemmy died from prostate cancer and congestive heart failure. It had been widely reported that he was battling some form of aggressive cancer before he passed, but nothing had been confirmed. At the time, TMZ reported that Lemmy suffered from very serious health complications, which caused him to “cut back” on drinking and smoking. However, the report also claimed that Lemmy had been smoking for at least 57 years of his life — which would mean he started smoking cigarettes at the tender age of 13 years old. Drinking and smoking are each common risk factors among almost all forms of cancer.
It was a tough late 2015 for fans of the legendary 1970’s metal band. The group’s drummer Phil Taylor passed away in mid Nov. after a long battle with “health issues,” at the young age of only 61. At the time of his death, Motorhead band mate “Fast” Eddie Clark revealed that, “My dear friend and brother passed away last night. He had been ill for some time but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes.” Lemmy’s death came just six weeks later.
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