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Heavy Metal star Lemmy Kilmister dies, Recording Academy Responds

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Heavy metal legend Lemmy Kilmister has lost his battle with cancer.  Kilmer died in Los Angels yesterday at the age of 70.  the Los Angels Times has more.

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Lemmy Kilmister
Dec. 28, 2015
GRAMMY® winner Lemmy Kilmister was a remarkable frontman and bona fide heavy metal icon. A founding member of the legendary group Motörhead, Lemmy’s raw, powerful vocals, paired with his innovative bass playing and songwriting skills, made him one of the most prominent figures in rock and roll. His magnetic stage presence and willingness to break barriers propelled the metal genre to new heights, influencing countless fellow musicians in the process. We have lost a truly dynamic member of the music community and our sincerest condolences go out to Lemmy’s family, friends, collaborators and all who have been impacted by his work.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy