Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies of cancer aged 70

LONDON: Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the frontman of iconic British heavy metal band Motorhead, has died aged 70 of a sudden, aggressive cancer, the group said on Tuesday.

The veteran musician, one of rock and roll’s great survivors despite his lifestyle, was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday.

“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 on their official Facebook page.

“He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home sitting in front of his favourite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.


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