By Brian Ives
Following the death of the legendary bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead‘s career has come to a close, says longtime drummer Mikkey Dee. Confirming what the fans already knew in an interview with Swedish website Expressen, Dee said, “Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
The cause of Lemmy’s death, apparently, was cancer, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine reports that Motorhead’s longtime manager Todd Silverman said Lemmy was diagnosed earlier this month. He went to the emergency room complaining of chest pains, and while no heart trouble was found, doctors took a brain scan. “We took him for the X-rays and they said, ‘Oh, my God, there’s stuff all over his brain and his neck,'” Silverman said. “On Saturday, two days ago, the doctor came by the house, brought the results and told us all that he has two to six months to live.”
Apparently, Lemmy approved of putting out a press release informing fans of his diagnosis but he passed away before the release could go out.