Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT), Krist Novoselic (NIRVANA), Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER), are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the death of legendary MOTÖRHEAD bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister.
Lemmy found out on December 26 that he was suffering from "an extremely aggressive" form of cancer. He died two days later at home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.
Sixx said on Twitter that he would miss Lemmy, and called him a "(pillar) of dignity."
Osbourne tweeted: "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side."
METALLICA wrote: "Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP"
Taylor said: "My friend died today. We'll all miss you. Your name was Lemmy, and you played Rock n Roll. Rest in Peace, my man."
Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP pic.twitter.com/WC1csn5F5x— Metallica (@Metallica) December 29, 2015
Lemmy. Played shows til death. Badass. Total badass.— Rob Dukes (@rob_dukes) December 29, 2015
A huge part of Rock n Roll is gone. " Deaf Forever" RIP Lemmy xxx— rickywarwick (@rickywarwick) December 29, 2015
My friend died today. We'll all miss you. Your name was Lemmy, and you played Rock n Roll. Rest in Peace, my man. #RIPLemmy— MEGA-GEEK MELTDOWN!! (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. Thank you for your rock and roll life.— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) December 29, 2015
I saw Motorhead in Baltimore opening for Ozzy`s first US solo tour. It was the loudest show I had ever been to before or since.— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) December 29, 2015
Unfortunately the ringing in my ears prevented me from hearing much of Randy`s sweet guitar...— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) December 29, 2015
— Jill Janus (@JillJanus) December 29, 2015
R.I.P Lemmy.. We'll miss you… pic.twitter.com/EQzMd0nOIV
— FrankBello (@TheFrankBello) December 29, 2015
There's nothing we could write here that can live up to the mighty life you lived. You are Rock N Roll. Warrior… https://t.co/Rbn22WFL5y
— Anthrax (Band) (@Anthrax) December 29, 2015
He lived a life of dreams and he went out on top. He was Motörhead and HE PLAYED ROCK & ROLL!!! https://t.co/7wZXgBksq6
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) December 29, 2015
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) December 29, 2015
FUCK!!!!!!! RIP LEMMY Sad that so many of us saw this coming, but never thought it would really happen…we all thought you'd live forever
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) December 29, 2015
Yes In peace to a legend and icon. Thank you for pioneering and shaping a lot of the music you hear today pic.twitter.com/adxrYKB4Go
— Nonpoint (@nonpoint) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. Everyone will always listen to the music you made.
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) December 29, 2015
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 29, 2015
Sorry to hear Lemmy Kilmister has passed away. Grateful for the few brief momentsJay and I spent with him. Condolences to friends and family— Tom Hamilton (@THaerosmith) December 29, 2015
RIP to the one and only Lemmy. It goes without saying but there will never be another like him. A true rock and roll legend.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) December 29, 2015
My friend died today. We'll all miss you. Your name was Lemmy, and you played Rock n Roll. Rest in Peace, my man. #RIPLemmy
— MEGA-GEEK MELTDOWN!! (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 29, 2015
Farewell Lemmy. I love you brother.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 29, 2015
And yet again black December takes another one of my hero's. People can argue about where metal started but if thi… https://t.co/mZRGy1A2zF
— HELLYEAH (@hellyeahband) December 29, 2015
— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) December 29, 2015
Rest In Peace Lemmy. A hell of a man who suffered no fools. U shall be missed brother, and, THANK u 4 the years of unwavering kick ass R&R.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) December 29, 2015
RIP to a true legend …. https://t.co/FaG33e3Qyc
— Godsmack Official (@Godsmack_Music) December 29, 2015
Damn just heard Lemmy passed away. Swig of beer to one bad ass original rocker. Motörhead one of the all time influential bands.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) December 29, 2015
"You win some, you lose some, It’s all the same to me…..” RIP Lemmy. MOTORHEAD
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 29, 2015
We've all been afraid of this day. But to live a life as full as Lemmys, that's something to celebrate. Thanks for showing us how to do it.— PiggyD (@PiggyD) December 29, 2015
The music world's heart just stopped. There will only be one Lemmy.
— Obituary (@obituarytheband) December 29, 2015
It is a sad day. We have lost Lemmy, a legend of legends. With the highest respect, Rest in Peace my friend. King pic.twitter.com/MGlh5gPU4P
— King Diamond (@RealKingDiamond) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. A rebel poet until the end. A true inspiration.
— Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) December 29, 2015
A sad day. Thanks for the songs and memories. We lost an original today. RIP Lemmy Kilmister.
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) December 29, 2015
— Finger Eleven (@Finger_Eleven) December 29, 2015
Lemmy — Motorhead What else can I say?
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) December 29, 2015
So very sad to hear about Lemmy RIP
— the holiday spice (@gerardway) December 29, 2015
RIP to one of the kings of Rock and Roll!!! Here's a photo a friend sent me of LEMMY and me jamming at the Cat a... https://t.co/MIfON3PTVk— John Corabi (@Crablegs59) December 29, 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy! One of the greatest has gone, we will never forget you and your music! https://t.co/WSfxkdZaL5— Leaves' Eyes (@Leaves_Eyes) December 29, 2015
GOD BLESS LEMMY - 1945 - 2O15 tBLSt SDMF tLKt pic.twitter.com/UNRAsIrbYP— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) December 29, 2015
The world's true lord and savior, Lemmy Kilmister has passed away today. Rock and metal are dead. https://t.co/uQm4lpg4yZ— GWAR (@GWARofficial) December 29, 2015
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of fellow Bass man Lemmy ..of Motorhead and Hawkwind before that— Rush (@rushtheband) December 29, 2015
..a true original.. who lived to rock... RIP Lemmy! - Geddy Lee pic.twitter.com/7quxQhogEz— Rush (@rushtheband) December 29, 2015
Lemmy was a true rock icon, singular in voice and spirit. Metal flags fly at half mast tonight as we salute the incomparable Ace Of Spades.— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, RIP - so sorry you're gone. I stand with the countless souls who will miss you, and who love you very much. - Bill. @myMotorhead— Bill Ward (@billwarddrums) December 29, 2015
Thank you for the inspiration and all the great moments Lem! R.I.P. master of Rock N Roll!!! https://t.co/uGcd7ULBQT— Destruction (@destruction) December 29, 2015
Today, we were caught by surprise with the death of the incomparable Lemmy Kilmister. Dancing On Your Grave was... https://t.co/hAgMmTTYZF— SEPULTURA (@sepulturacombr) December 29, 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead— Papa Roach (@paparoach) December 29, 2015
Remembering moments like this. Truly grateful for the inspiration and motivation this man gave us all. pic.twitter.com/edAFJMMVfd— BILLY MORRISON (@BillyMorrison) December 29, 2015
RIP, Lemmy...Thoughts & Prayers for his Family, Friends & Fans...:( pic.twitter.com/KeeoOelQLr— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) December 29, 2015
So sad to hear about the passing of Lemmy..a legend. We are so lucky and honored to have had the privilege of... https://t.co/Yg7q5OCbSt— Black Stone Cherry (@BlkStoneCherry) December 29, 2015
Devastating news. Goodbye, Lemmy. It was my great fortune to have shared the stage with you— Todd Dammit Kerns (@todddammitkerns) December 29, 2015
Tonight I'm raising my glass to Lemmy— Scotti Hill (@ScottiHill) December 29, 2015
So sad about Lemmy. He was perhaps the last living purely authentic rock star that walked the walk & talked the talk.— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) December 29, 2015
Don't normally post on deaths (no disrespect) but #RIPLemmy was like a living superhero. This is Ragnarok. Fight on in Valhalla, Lem!— Monster Magnet (@monstermagnetnj) December 29, 2015
Lemmy: Rest In Peace, my friend. pic.twitter.com/2M6VPiBGyE— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 29, 2015
Rest In Peace, Lemmy.— Buckcherry (@Buckcherry) December 29, 2015
The bass I played at Download 2005, signed the following day by Lemmy himself. pic.twitter.com/YGizyx8SNd— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) December 29, 2015
Sad news. Wish it was a hoax. Didn't know Lemmy well but said hello many times, always a gentleman & a legend. RIP https://t.co/aSqFc6tvXv— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) December 29, 2015
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.— Flea (@flea333) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy— ғred dυrѕт (@freddurst) December 29, 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister ! u will be missed... https://t.co/DUssGYnf18— Gilby Clarke (@gilbyclarke) December 29, 2015
I always looked at Lemmy as the light that exposed the music business as a crowded room of wannabes. In my... https://t.co/O4FbJ0YdZ9— Rich Ward (@thedukeofmetal) December 29, 2015
We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Motorhead's Lemmy, a true metal god. Lemmy will be louder... https://t.co/X8jYgylozD— Accept (@accepttheband) December 29, 2015
Legends never die. Lemmy, we owe you everything. Rock in Peace. https://t.co/wvw5svQPmx— In Flames (@InFlames_SWE) December 29, 2015
RIP my dear Staffordshire friend Lemmy... A beautiful Soul~ I tried many times to keep up with him at the bar or after hours~back in 80's?— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) December 29, 2015
My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I’ve known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Thank you for everything you gave us, Lemmy.— Jay Weinberg (@jayweinbergdrum) December 29, 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy/@myMotorhead . One of a kind, plenty good times w/the man. Damn.— STEPHEN PEARCY (@StephenEPearcy) December 29, 2015
Once again we lose another of our metal forefathers. Lemmy Kilmistir passed away tonight from a short battle with... https://t.co/JtoKu5v99E— Oli Herbert (@OliHerbert4Real) December 29, 2015
Just read the news. Another one of the greats no longer with us. RIP Lemmy pic.twitter.com/gTxFcyXEdU— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) December 29, 2015
R.I.P. Lemmy Condolences to his family and friends.... Aside from how much he did for music, he was a nice dude... https://t.co/swoYtPJOCi— DOUG ALDRICH (@Douglas_Aldrich) December 29, 2015