(TMZ) - Lemmy Kilmister, the frontman from Motorhead, has died ... TMZ has confirmed.

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.

There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely...

Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, December 28, 2015

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