Lemmy Kilmister, Rock God.Alpha101 I, unfortunately, found out this morning about Lemmy's tragic passing. I had no idea about him having cancer, so his death took me by surprise. I was initially shocked and felt empty at first, but now I'm starting to let my emotions flow in, and I feel a little but better, if not sad.
I initially got into Motorhead whenever I heard "Ace of Spades" for the first time. I was immediately hooked, and I bought the album. I've talked trash about the band before, saying all their albums sound the same, which I still stand by, but they simply never wrote one single bad song. Some might have been easy to overlook, and some might have been unimpressive, but they never wrote one bad song, or produced one bad album. That's what I've always loved about Lemmy. He was an old man, yet he still found time to tour in front of many of his fans, write great music, and still party like he was in his 20s, which I what I think we should all do. I'm not going to ramble anymore, but I will provide the official statement of his death below. Rest in peace, Lemmy Kilmister, one of rock's greatest icons, and kindest people in history.
"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. He had learnt of the disease on December 26, 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."
"We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren't even words. We will say more in the coming days, but, for now, please...play Motorhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD! Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the life of this lovely, wonderful man, celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that. Ian Lemmy Kilmister, 1945-2015. Born to lose, lived to win."
Lemmy was Born to Raise Hell, but, sadly, was Killed By Death. Do exactly what the above paragraph says. Play his music loud and proudly. He would have wanted that. I know I will.
Thank you, Lemmy, for everything. Your music will live on.
Time to crank up some Hawkwind (and a bit of Motorhead too). - PetSounds
He was really great singer and bassist, no doubt. - 05yusuf09
Lemmy, you will be dearly missed my friend. Another rock legend gone, I researched about Lemmys condition over the past months, I was worried this would happen. Rockers and Metalheads put your horns in the air - RustyNail
I know how you feel, and I feel the same way. R.I.P to a huge legend. - Mumbizz01
RIP Lemmy Kilmister - bobbythebrony
He may have died, but his legacy will never die. - visitor
RIP Lemmy. The legends may die, but their legacy lives on. - visitor