TMZ reports the singer passed away just after 4 PM Monday. He had been battling serious health issues, forcing him to scale back on his alcohol and tobacco habits. He had been smoking for 57 years.
Lemmy was credited for starting the mutton chops craze back in the '70s.
The original Motorhead drummer, Phil Taylor, died just last month after a long illness.
Lemmy was 70-years-old. R.I.P.
Shortly after the news broke, Motorhead took to Facebook to release a statement on the tragic news. See their thoughts below.
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