It is with a heavy heart that the Q reports another blow to the rock community. Earlier this evening (December 28, 2015)  it was reported that Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, frontman for Motorhead, passed away today after a brief fight with cancer.

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Word first hit the web via radio/TV host and long time friend of Lemmy Eddie Trunk on Twitter.

Motorhead has posted confirmation tonight on their official 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

According to Consequence of Sound, Lemmy has suffered a few illness, including repairing an irregular heartbeat with an implantable defibrillator, hematoma, and multiple health issues that caused him to cancel several performances over the last couple of years.

Let's all turn his music up loud and take a shot for Lemmy tonight.