Lemmy's Cause Of Death Revealed

20 January 2016, 11:31

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The Motörhead frontman passed away on 28 December from an aggressive form of cancer.

The cause of death of Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has been revealed.

According to TMZ, the Motörhead frontman died from prostate cancer and congestive heart failure, according to his death certificate.

The legendary rocker had battled health issues, forcing him cut back on his smoking and switch from his favourite drink of Jack Daniels and Coke to vodka and orange. 

Meanwhile, Jack Daniels have released a special Motörhead bottle in honour of the rockers and their late frontman Lemmy, which celebrates the band's 40 years together. 

According to Uproxx , the first batch leaked early on The Atlantic City Bottling Company's website and  very quickly sold out. 

Though the item has since been removed, BroBible reports the description read: “Motörhead’s hand selected batch of Jack Daniels® Single Barrel Select whiskey celebrates 40 years of the loudest rock band on this planet.

"Once a privileged reserve only for the Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller – exploring the nuances of whiskey from a single barrel. Today, connoisseurs around the world can savor this experience on their own.

"We have selected one that is dark, oaky, but still some corn and sweetness with that signature Jack smooth charcoal smoky finish

"Raise a glass and celebrate with Motörhead and their ol’ friend Jack."

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015. According to reports, the star was only told he had an illness just two days before his death on Boxing Day. Lemmy had just celebrated his 70th Birthday on 24 December - Christmas Eve.

Lemmy's bandmates, friends and family celebrated his life at a memorial service on Saturday 9 January. The full service, which included tributes from Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl was streamed by the band. Watch it below:

 

This has been an impossibly hard time for us all...Saturday, with all it's love, laughter, tears (and a few weirdy...

Posted by Official Motörhead on Monday, January 11, 2016


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