from The New York Daily News

Motörhead frontman, founding member Lemmy Kilmister dead at 70 after short battle with cancer


Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died at 70, just two days after being diagnosed with an “extremely aggressive cancer.”

The rock icon found out he had cancer on Dec. 26, and was at home with his family when the news broke, the band said.

“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words,” Motörhead said in a statement.

The rockstar lived a fast and wild lifestyle, claiming to have had sex with about 1,000 women by the time he turned 63.

In 2014, Lemmy told The Guardian he was “indestructible,” and personified the mantra of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.”

The bass player’s longevity was a running joke among fans, alluding to the rockstar’s immortality with the phrase “Lemmy is God.”

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