Stars pay tribute to Motorhead’s Lemmy
29 December 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Media captionThe BBC’s Nick Serpell looks back on the life of Lemmy
Music stars and celebrities have paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy, who has died at the age of 70.
Lemmy died at home in Los Angeles on Monday, two days after learning he had cancer.
He formed Motorhead in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including the classic Ace of Spades.
The band said on its Facebook page: “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy has passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.”
The band added: “We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.”
They urged fans to play Lemmy’s music loud and “have a drink or few”, saying: “Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
“He would want exactly that.”
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Lemmy, who was the only constant member of Motorhead, had been diagnosed with cancer on Saturday – two days after his 70th birthday.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment