Goodbye To Motorhead’S Rock N Roll Legend Lemmy Kilmister

sarah_calavera in Music

The rock n roll world pays tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister who died Dec 28th aged 70.

Motorhead was the pure essence of rock n roll. Started in London, England in 1975 their music is loved by bikers, rockers and metalheads all across the world. Frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister died 28th of December at the age of 70 after being diagnosed with cancer just a few days ago.

Despite suffering a number of recent health problems, Lemmy was still rocking the stage just a few weeks ago at his final gig on December 11th in Berlin, Germany to thousands of adoring fans.

Lemmy performing December this year in Germany
Lemmy performing December this year in Germany
Motorhead from left to right : "Fast" Eddie Clark, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
Motorhead from left to right : "Fast" Eddie Clark, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor

Motorhead’s original drummer Phil Taylor aka Philthy Animal also passed away aged 61 on November 11th this year. Lemmy spoke out that he was devastated to have lost a true friend. Speaking to U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine, he said: “I’m feeling very sad at the moment, in fact devastated, because one of my best friends died yesterday. I miss him already. His name was Phil Taylor, or Philthy Animal, and he was our drummer twice in our career. Now he’s died and it really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive. So muse on that.”

Now just a short time after Philthy's death, we've lost Lemmy too. Celebrities all over the world are posting their tributes and memories across social media to the rock legend that has influenced countless bands and shown the world how to live the rock n roll lifestyle like a boss.

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Ozzy Osbourne was among those to pay tribute on social media. 'Warrior and legend' He tweeted: "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend.
Ozzy Osbourne was among those to pay tribute on social media. 'Warrior and legend' He tweeted: "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend.
Metallica tweeted: "Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration.''
Metallica tweeted: "Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration.''

Thousands of fans have an immortal ink tribute to the icon rock legend Lemmy too and his band's legacy will live on through the music. Here are some of the best Lemmy and Motorhead tattoos from across the Internet.

Awesome portrait tattoo by Bob Tyrell
Awesome portrait tattoo by Bob Tyrell
Stunning blackwork portrait of the rock n roll savior himself...by Carlos Torres
Stunning blackwork portrait of the rock n roll savior himself...by Carlos Torres
Killer colorwork tattoo from Cecil Porter of Lemmy
Killer colorwork tattoo from Cecil Porter of Lemmy
Insane realism tattoo by Den Yakolev
Insane realism tattoo by Den Yakolev
Whiskey and Cigarettes fuel the rock n roll lifestyle...
Whiskey and Cigarettes fuel the rock n roll lifestyle...
Lemmy always had the fuck you punk attitude...rock n roll will never die. Tattoo by Ravi Lass
Lemmy always had the fuck you punk attitude...rock n roll will never die. Tattoo by Ravi Lass
"Born to Lose, Live to Win" The Ace of Spades tattoo by Guerrilha Tattoo studio
"Born to Lose, Live to Win" The Ace of Spades tattoo by Guerrilha Tattoo studio
Great color backpiece tribute to Motorhead featuring "Snaggletooth" the band's logo
Great color backpiece tribute to Motorhead featuring "Snaggletooth" the band's logo
Motorhead logo "Snaggletooth" backpiece by Travis Beiker
Motorhead logo "Snaggletooth" backpiece by Travis Beiker
March of Die slogan and Snaggletooth
March of Die slogan and Snaggletooth
Killer black and grey "Snaggletooth! by Carlos Cabral
Killer black and grey "Snaggletooth! by Carlos Cabral
Rest in Peace Lemmy Kilmister 1945-2015. 49% motherfucker 51% son of a bitch
Rest in Peace Lemmy Kilmister 1945-2015. 49% motherfucker 51% son of a bitch

He partied hard and lived an incredible life and he would have wanted his fans to remember him the same. So pour a shot of Jack D crank up some Motorhead and let's ROCK N ROLL!

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Skull obsessed tattoo fanatic, writer for Tattoodo, voice actor and visual artist who loves metal and headbanging. Inspired by Neil Gaiman, Tool, horror & the macabre.

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