Lemmy Kilmister’s death at the age of 70 rocked the music world on Monday, and fellow artists were quick to react with heartfelt Twitter tributes.
The Motörhead founding member died in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer, his manager Todd Singerman told TheWrap.
“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,” a message on the band’s official Facebook page read.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
“Peace and love to Lemmy and family!” former Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro tweeted, while fellow Brit Billy Idol sent “condolences to his family.”
Born Ian Fraser Kilmister, the British rocker joined space rock band Hawkwind in 1972 as a bassist and vocalist before forming Motörhead in 1975.
Lemmy was lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the only constant member of Motörhead over the decades. Subsequent band members included Mikkey Dee, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil Taylor, who died last month.
Read more reactions to Kilmister’s death below.
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
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.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Lemmy RIP….@myMotorhead my condolences to his family..
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) December 29, 2015
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 29, 2015
Words about Lemmy can never be enough so we will simply say farewell Lord Lemmy thank you for the music, the shows, https://t.co/ktbp9TwHEI
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) December 29, 2015
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 29, 2015
Wow just heard, Lemmy was a friend and legend. #RipLemmy
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) December 29, 2015
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 29, 2015
RIP to the great Lemmy. The man went hard until the very end. Rare as it gets in this increasingly muted world.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) December 29, 2015
Horns up & heads down. RIP Lemmy.
— Summer Rae (@RealSummerWWE) December 29, 2015
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 29, 2015
"I heard Meadowlark Lemmy died. Did you like his sports jams?" — your grandmother, later this evening.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 29, 2015
— WWE (@WWE) December 29, 2015
I will always worship Lemmy.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) December 29, 2015
I was playing countertop video game at Cheetah Lounge in Silverlake, CA. Lemmy walked up,said I got next. Mind blown pic.twitter.com/1UobW8HEYu
— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, it was good to know ya. RIP https://t.co/C6wud8tpP4
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) December 29, 2015