‘Born to lose, lived to win’: Musicians pay tribute to Lemmy

Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne among mourners of Motorhead frontman

Motorhead frontman Ian Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, has died aged 70, days after being diagnosed with cancer in Los Angeles.

“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words,” Motorhead said in a Facebook post.

Social media has responded to the death of the British rock star, with praise coming from bands and musicians influenced by Lemmy’s 40 years and 22 albums with Motorhead.

Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons and Metallica led tributes on Twitter.

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton is a digital production journalist at The Irish Times. He also writes the Lost Leads archive series