Lemmy's Cause of Death Revealed

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jan 20, 2016

Late last month, the rock world was saddened by the passing of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who died at the age of 70. Reports suggested that he had died due to terminal cancer, and now the official cause of death has been revealed: prostate cancer.

This news comes from Lemmy's death certificate, which was obtained by TMZ. On the document, prostate cancer is listed as the immediate cause. Cardiac arrhythmia (that is, an irregular heart beat) and congestive heart failure are also listed as causes.

The rocker, who also played with the psych rock outfit Hawkwind, had famously had many health struggles in recent years. Motörhead cut shows short this summer when Lemmy suffered from breathing trouble, and his diabetes had forced him to switch from whiskey and Coke to vodka and orange juice. He walked with a cane towards the end of his life.

Below, watch the official footage of Lemmy's memorial.

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