Rest in peace, Lemmy Kilmister.
The Motörhead lead singer has sadly died at age 70 after a short but "extremely aggressive" battle with cancer, the heavy metal band confirmed via their official Facebook page on Monday, Dec. 28.
"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 its way down the street, with his family," the official statement read.
"We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words," the statement continued. Lemmy — whose real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister — was a founding member of Motörhead in 1975. The band has since sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
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
Following his tragic passing, several of the singer's close friends — including Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Juliette Lewis — took to social media to pay their respects to the late star.
"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 wrote via Twitter. "#RIPLemmy, Musically uncompromising, hard living, soft spoken, you schooled us all. I'll treasure the stories and almost losing my hearing when we shared the stage. #Killedbydeath, GOD BLESS, #LemmyKilmister," Juliette captioned a photo of herself with Lemmy on Instagram.