Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy @myMotorhead has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock.— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) December 29, 2015
Lemmy has passed away. Truly one of a kind. Much more to him than many knew. RIP. @RollingStone @ClassicRockMag pic.twitter.com/d1izWStIii — Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 29, 2015After being outfitted for a pacemaker in 2013 and treated for a hematoma in 2014, Kilmister has suffered numerous ailments. Originally a roadie for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Ian Frasher "Lemmy" Kilmister joined a space-rock band known as Hawkwind. After being thrown out of the band for his singing style, he later formed the band Motörhead in 1975. Kilmister's early influences included The Beatles, which he followed in his 20's living in England. Kilmister once wrote in his autobiography, White Line Fever, "People don't become better when they're dead; you just talk about them as if they are. But it's not true! People are still assholes, they're just dead assholes!" "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," the surviving members of Motörhead requested late Monday evening.