Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was pictured on a night out with Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach just days before his shock death.
The notorious hellraiser passed away yesterday after a short battle with an ‘extremely aggressive cancer’ , the band confirmed.
Lemmy tragically died just two days after he was diagnosed with the disease on December 26th, according to a post on the band’s Facebook page.
He had suffered a number of health problems in recent years and was fitted with an implantable defibrillator to correct an irregular heartbeat in 2013.
Photos taken by his close friend Sebastian on the night of December 16 showed the musician looking drawn and thinner than usual as he leaned on the bar.
Wearing what appeared to be a black military uniform, he stared straight at the camera next to his friend – who hid behind a mask.
Sebastian captioned the photo: “You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me.”
Another photo taken the same night showed him with two female fans, looking once again into the camera but failing to smile below his thick moustache.
Sharing the sad news of Lemmy’s death on social media, the band wrote: “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.
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“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 it’s way down the street, with his family. (sic)”
The band added: “We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.
“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Mot?rhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.
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“Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this #Lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
“HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.”