Music Legends from around the globe are paying tribute including Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and Joe Perry ( Aerosmith), who wrote on Twitter,
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 Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
In a statement posted to Facebook, Motörhead wrote, “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.”
According to consequenceofsound.com , Lemmy had been dealing with a number of issues related to his health which led to a number of cancelled performances by the band in recent years. They didn’t slow him down however and he remained the iconic rocker, beloved by so many, right until the end.