Motörhead singer Lemmy Kilmister’s final wishes were honored after loved ones used his ashes in their tattoos. Take a look below:
The artist, real name Ian Fraser Kilmister, formed the iconic rock band with guitarist Larry Willis and drummer Lucas Fox in 1975. Incredibly, they continued to perform until 2015.
It was the year Lemmy tragically passed away, just two days after learning he had cancer.
The Stoke-born rock singer‘s last request was for his ashes to be placed in golden balls and offered to loved ones. Riki Rachtman – former host of Headbangers ball on MTV – made the world aware of Lemmy’s wish by posting a photo of his ball on Twitter in March 2021.
He said: “Before his death #Lemmy requested that his ashes be put in balls and distributed to his closest friends. Today I was shot and literally cried. Thank you @myMotorhead . “
Well, now the celebrations of Lemmy’s life have reached a new level after Motörhead’s production assistant Emma Cederblad and tour director Eddie Rocha got tattoos that feature some of Lemmy’s ashes. in ink.
Cederblad’s tattoo was emblematic of the group Ace of Spades album logo, while Rocha simply chose Lemmy’s portrait.
A biopic on the artist’s extraordinary life is currently in the early stages of production, and director Greg Olliver is reportedly focusing on the stages in his life before forming the group in the mid-1970s.
“We have carefully developed this biopic since 2013, making sure to remain loyal to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and everyone else who has been instrumental in Lemmy’s life,” explained Olliver in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter and the deadline.
“It will be a film they will be proud of.”
According to THR’s report, the film will detail the late star’s early life in England, his experience as Jimi Hendrix’s roadie, as well as his time at Hawkwind.
And while no casting details have been confirmed, Olliver said shortly before Lemmy’s death that he would like Roger Moore to play the legendary leader in a future biopic.