Ozzy Osbourne leads tributes to Lemmy
Ozzy Osbourne has paid tribute to Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister following his shock death from an aggressive form of cancer
Ozzy Osbourne has paid tribute to Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister following his shock death.
The rocker took to Twitter to remember one of his "best friends" on Monday (28.12.15) after Lemmy's death from an "aggressive" cancer, just two days after he was diagnosed.
Ozzy wrote: "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side."
Ozzy's wife Sharon added: "My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I've known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten."
And they weren't the only stars to take to Twitter to remember Lemmy, with members of Blink-182, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss and Megadeth all paying tribute to the 70-year-old star.
Flea from the Chili Peppers tweeted: "Oh my. Lemmy got let in on the big secret. One of the greatest rockers of all time. Amazingly unique incredible bass player. My hero. Wow" while Dave Navarro wrote: "Peace and love to Lemmy and family! #RIPLemmy."
Travis Barker posted a picture of Lemmy on Instagram and wrote: "Never thought the day would come...Rest in power #Lemmy You are and will always be a rock god," and Gene Simmons simply shared: "Lemmy: Rest In Peace, my friend."
The legendary musician's death was confirmed on the group's Facebook page as they paid tribute to a "lovely, wonderful man".
The post on the social networking site read: "There is no easy way to say this...our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today 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. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please...play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD. (sic)"
The 'Ace of Spades' hitmakers also asked their fans to have a drink to remember Lemmy, whose real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister.
They continued: "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. (sic)"