Lemmy’s Official Cause of Death Revealed


When Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister passed away last month, we all sort of assumed he’d died from, well, being Lemmy. This was a dude who drank Jack by the gallons and snorted miles of speed–of course that’s going to wear on you. It was only later that we learned he was diagnosed with cancer days before his passing.

Well, it seems TMZ have shared a copy of Lemmy’s death certificate. You can read it here, but basically, Lemmy died of prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure. Which I suppose means he had a heart attack and his body was so weakened from the cancer that it gave out.*

So, similar to Jeff Hanneman, Lemmy died of several things. It wasn’t just the cancer, or his lifestyle, it was all of it; the cancer was certainly the primary culprit, but it’s not as though Lemmy was in tip-top shape before his diagnosis.

But obviously, none of this changes anything. Lemmy was arguably the best of us, and stood as an inspiration to metalheads his whole life. His passing was sad, and he will be missed. Just figured you’d like to know.

*Emperor Rhombus is not a doctor and might be entirely full of shit about this.

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