Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Navarro and More Mourn Death of Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister

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Lemmy Kilmister

"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."

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away Monday after a short battle with cancer.

The hard rock icon was 70.

Despite recent health issues affecting the band's 2015 tour dates, Kilmister soldiered on, performing shows almost until the end. 

With the news of his unexpected death going wide, friends and fellow rockers are paying homage to one of the most distinctive voices in metal.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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