His Motörhead comrades weren't the only ones affected by the loss of the legend, though, and tributes have been pouring out across social media.
Some kept their well wishes simple, while others shared slightly more personal memories of Lemmy and what he meant to their own musical upbringing.
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
Thanks, Lemmy.— PUP (@puptheband) December 29, 2015
Lemmy: Rest In Peace. Shake the heavens, my friend.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 29, 2015
My dad first played Motörhead for my brother and I as kids and now I play them for my kids. 3 generations of Abrahams saying #RIPLemmy.— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) December 29, 2015
@gravesmeredith rest in peace, sweet man, just a few days after your birthday. thank you for being a rock and roll hero.— meredith graves (@gravesmeredith) December 29, 2015
Never forget. RIP Lemmy (and Kelly) pic.twitter.com/rtf5Kfjiy5— Mish Way (@myszkaway) December 29, 2015
Others still chimed in with appreciation, showing solidarity by sharing their own suggestions for songs to be blasted at top volume.
Raise your drinks in the air for Lemmy! Never dead!!!!! We love you! https://t.co/Pp5GqmOCSd— Torche (@torcheband) December 29, 2015
hopefully LEMMY will find a way to keep telling tales https://t.co/1cPVaeRyq6— Paul Saulnier (@psiloveyouband) December 29, 2015
The band have set up a Facebook page where fans can offer their condolences and share their memories of Lemmy.