We wish this were just a rumor, but the unimaginable has finally happened: Lemmy has died.
He was 70 years old, and had been battling “an extremely aggressive form of cancer” which he had only learned about on December 26th, just two days ago. He died peacefully at home.
Longtime radio and TV personality Eddie Trunk first broke the news at 7:19pm EST via Twitter:
Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy @myMotorhead has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock.
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) December 29, 2015