Newswire: R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead frontman and heavy-metal icon

Lemmy Kilmister, legendary Motörhead frontman and poster child for the heavy-metal lifestyle, has died. Kilmister had been battling a number of health issues, including hematoma and an irregular heartbeat, in recent years, but an “aggressive cancer” is being named as the official cause of his death. He was 70.

Lemmy’s death has been confirmed by his longtime friend, radio/TV host Eddie Trunk, as well as by Ozzy Osbourne, who wrote on Twitter:

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

Kilmister, who played bass for Hawkwind before founding Motörhead, was the was the lead vocalist and bassist for the group as well as its principal songwriter. He was also the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1975. The …

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