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Motörhead: ‘Celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon’

‘On Saturday January 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.’

Following the tragic passing of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister on 28 December 2015, Motörhead have released details of plans to celebrate the life of the music icon, and their beloved friend, on Saturday 9 January 2016.

Read the full statement from the band:

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away on December 28th 2015 after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, 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 words.

On Saturday January 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.

Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you may not attend … but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel (stay tuned for specific link details before the service).

So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us.

Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemmy’s life at home.

Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.

NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at

Flowers by Michael + 1 310 276-1003 / www.flowersbymichael.com / kbrando@flowersbymichael.com

If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund http://www.diocancerfund.org/

Have a drink or few.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.

A statement regarding Motörhead’s scheduled UK tour has also been released by promoters, Live Nation:

“Due to the tragic passing of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the scheduled UK Motörhead Tour has been cancelled. Refunds will be available for ticket holders from point of purchase.”

Ticket holders will be automatically contacted regarding refunds.

Our thoughts go out to Lemmy’s friends and family. Here’s to celebrating the life of a true rock legend. 

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