The last two years of his life, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was plagued with health problems. Still, the rock and roll legend, who seemingly spent half his career with a tall glass of Jack Daniels lightly flavored with Coca-Cola in his hand, appeared to be indestructible. And up to the very end he strived to live up to the role, performing a series of eardrum-bursting concerts in Europe during the final month of his life, not knowing his body was riddled with an aggressive form of cancer. And even though he felt like shit the entire time, he still planned to return to Europe in January to continue touring.
The last show in Europe was on December 11th. On the 13th there was a huge birthday celebration at the Whiskey but Lemmy was only strong enough to sit and enjoy the show. Two weeks later, doctors found two nodules of cancer in the brain and one in the neck. On the 26th, the doctor met with the family and explained that it was terminal cancer, that he could live between 2 and 6 months. Lemmy died two days later at home.
Final Resting Place:
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90068
Grave Location:Courts of Remembrance, Columbarium of Sacred Trust, Outdoor Garden Niche 66400
Grave Location Description
As you drive through the entry gates make your way towards the church and the outdoor mausoleum on your left. Park in front of the mausoleum (you will see the Bette Davis crypt on your left) and wander through the middle until you see Ronnie James Dio’s large sarcophagus. Lemmy is directly opposite in a small niche at the ground level.
Grave Location GPS34.1496468,-118.3200302
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