Foo Fighters, QOTSA And More React To The Death Of Motörhead's Lemmy

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Clint Boon and Stereophonics are also among those showing their respects for one of rock music's most iconic characters.

After celebrating his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve and suffering a vey short battle with cancer, Motörhead's Lemmy passed away this morning (Tuesday 29th December). 

The band announced the news via their official Facebook page and said "We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT."

As well as being a fierce bass player and frontman to one of the world's loudest bands, Lemmy was also an icon and a huge inspiration to many, many artists and musicians. Among those paying tribute were Foo Fighters (who said "We’ve lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win") and Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea (who wrote "Oh my. Lemmy got let in on the big secret. One of the greatest rockers of all time. Amazingly unique incredible bass player. My hero. Wow').

RIP Lemmy.