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Lemmy Kilmister 'accepted his fate'

Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister calmly accepted his fate when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

The 70-year-old musician died earlier this week, just two days after being told he had between two and six months to live, but his bandmate Mikkey Dee insisted Lemmy took the diagnosis well. 

He told Swedish newspaper Expressen: "When he went home he said, 'I've had a good run, f**k it,' and then more or less died."

Milley also confirmed the group - also consisting of Phil 'Wizzö' Campbell - will go their separate ways for good after the legendary musician, who was the sole constant member of the band, passed away.

He said: "Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. We won't be doing any more tours or anything. 

"And there won't be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone."

The rock icon's death was confirmed on the group's official Facebook page as the 'Ace of Spades' hitmakers paid tribute to a "lovely, wonderful man".

The post read: "There is no easy way to say this...our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.

"We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren't words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD. (sic)"