Earlier this year, we reported that Lemmy Kilmister, the lead singer, bassist, and songwriter of Motörhead, was having health problems and had switched from whiskey to vodka. He had been experiencing increasing physical problems for the past few years. An aggressive cancer caught up with him today, and Lemmy has died.
Kilmister — who legendarily survived diabetes and implantation of a heart defibrillator — was diagnosed with the disease just two days ago, the band said in a statement.
"There is no easy way to say this," Motörhead said. "Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.
"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," the band said. "We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren't words."
Lemmy was 70.