Fuck, man. I knew he was having a rough go of things lately, but damn. RIP to a God among us.
Aww damn. Legendary guy. Terrible news.
Damn, that sucks.
Hearing the news is weird, Lemmy was a larger than life figure, damn R.I.P Lemmy!
RIP, I am in shock.
Apparently he had cancer, which I don’t recall hearing before—only that his health wasn’t great and he was cancelling gigs. Maybe this was common knowledge and I missed it.
Damn! Just sat down in the pub for MNF. Think we’ll get good and proper drunk. RIP
*more slow whistling. This time it’s Silver Machine.
Aw, dammit. We knew he was sick. He was good friends with a good friend of mine, so I sorrow for the loss.
The cancer diagnosis is new news to me. Sounds like it was a very recent diagnosis from what I’ve read.
The Guardian says he was only diagnosed on Boxing Day, so died only a couple of days later.
Edit: Here’s the band statement:
Shit. I was never a huge Motorhead fan, but Lemmy was a pivotal and fun figure in the rock and metal scenes. He had a great sense of humour to boot.
“The devil didn’t make me do it. I did it… Whatever I did” - Lemmy Kilmister
While it is sad it’s not a huge surprise to hear of his passing. Recent stories made it obvious his health was failing and even when I saw the band five years ago it was clear he was not a fully fit man - while playing he was absolutely ferocious, a real powerhouse, but when he was doing the between song chat and leaving the stage it was clear he was physically frail. I had been planning on having a dry night tonight but I’m going to pour a drink and raise my glass to the man.
That’s difficult to argue.
A great tribute: