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Lemmy's memorial service extended down Sunset Strip

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Lemmy's memorial service extended down Sunset Strip

The memorial service for the late Motörhead frontman Lemmy has been extended to the whole of Sunset Strip.

The 'Ace of Spades' hitmaker - who passed away aged 70 on December 28 after a short battle with cancer - was initially set to be remembered with a special 12-hour service at The Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood on January 9.

But organisers have now been forced to extend the memorial all the way down the mile-and-a-half strip in order to cater for the high volume of people who want to pay their respects.

A statement released reads: "Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy's memorial, we are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow.

"The Rainbow will close from 5.00 until 9.00 for a private service - however the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects."

It was announced yesterday (04.01.16) that the Los Angeles bar had been chosen to hold the memorial as it was the late rocker's favourite bar.

The bar's owner, Mikael Maglieri, comforted Lemmy by installing his favourite video game from the drinking venue into his home so he could play it in the lead up to his death.

Since it was revealed Lemmy had tragically passed away on December 28, The Rainbow Bar and Grill has become a makeshift shrine to the rocker - with fans leaving heartfelt tributes and emotional memorials outside the drinking den.