How sad. The lead singer of legendary rock band Motorhead has passed away at the age of 70.
This is definitely a sad day for music, especially fans of 1970’s English rock bad Motorhead. On Monday afternoon, Dec. 28, at approximately 4pm their lead singer, Lemmy Kilmister, died, reports TMZ. The report claims the rocker had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer just two days before his untimely death.
Sadly, Lemmy had been sick for quite some time before the cancer diagnosis.
The report reveals that Lemmy suffered from very serious health complications, which caused him to “cut back” on drinking and smoking. However, the report also claims 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.
Lemmy was also responsible for kicking off the mutton chops trend that took over the 70’s music scene.
As previously mentioned, this is Motorhead’s second death in under two months. Their drummer, Phil Taylor, died suddenly at the age of 61 years old. Reports claim he suffered from an illness, though a specific cause of death has never been revealed.
Our thoughts remain with Lemmy’s friends and family, as well as the Motorhead family, during this very difficult time.