UPDATE 12/29/15: Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee says that the band is over following bandmate Lemmy Kilmister's death yesterday. In a new interview with Swedish publication Expressen, he explains, “Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.” He goes on to say there will be no more tours and no more records, but "the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.” You can read the full interview here.

See original post from 12/28/15 below.

Lemmy Kilmister, the lead singer, bassist, and songwriter of Motörhead, has died of cancer at the age of 70. The legendary rocker was the founding member and driving force behind the band that released widely-acclaimed albums such as No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, Ace of Spades, and Overkill. Radio and TV personality Eddie Trunk shared the news of his passing on Twitter, and the band confirmed shortly after on their Facebook page.

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

A number of artists, including Ozzy Osborne and Billy Idol, took to Twitter to express their condolences for the loss of a major figure in rock music.