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Lemmy Kilmister laid to rest

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Lemmy Kilmister laid to rest

Lemmy Kilmister has been laid to rest.

The funeral for the Motörhead singer and bassist - who tragically died in December only two days after finding out he had an "extremely aggressive cancer" - was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles yesterday (09.01.15), with bandmate Mikkey Dee and fellow musicians Dave Grohl and Slash just some of those who gave speeches at the service.

One of the most poignant tributes came from Lemmy's son Paul, who spoke of his father's "free spirit".

He said: "He wasn't a religious man and praying for a miracle was something he would have viewed as a delusional act, but he was profoundly spiritual.

"Travel well, my dear father. You are back out on the road for a longest tour to the great gig in the sky."

The service - which was livestreamed online and watched by over 230,000 fans - had its own little rock and roll twists, with a bottle of Jack Daniels, a hat and a pair of cowboy boots placed on the coffin, whilst four amps adorned the altar.

Guns N' Roses' frontman Slash told the gathered congregation: "Lemmy was somebody I just feel so honoured to have been friends with.

"He lived his life the way he wanted to ... his music and personality will last forever."

Other stars attending the service included Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon, KISS' Gene Simmons and Twisted Sister's Dee Schneider.

The service concluded with a round of applause when the sound of feedback from Lemmy's bass guitar, which had been plugged into the amp, echoed in the room.