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Lemmy's Funeral Is Being Live-Streamed From Los Angeles

"We want you all to be part of this," a spokesperson for his band Motörhead said.

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A memorial service for Motörhead’s Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister is being live-streamed on YouTube on Saturday. You can view it here:

Memorial service and celebration of Lemmy will be live streamed for all Motörhead fans. #motorhead #lovelemmy https://t.co/p0lTVQHxRI

Lemmy died at his home in Los Angeles, on 27 December, just days after his 70th birthday and learning he had been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer.

His funeral was held at LA's Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, where Michael Jackson is also buried, at 3pm local time (11pm GMT) on Saturday.

In a message on Motörhead's official Facebook page, a spokesperson for the band asked fans to respectfully not attend the service. But, they added "we want you ALL to be a part of this".

"PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us," the spokesperson added.

"Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm's life at home.

"Whatever your venue, and however you can, let's be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon."

Rainbow Bar and Grill on LA's Sunset Strip, said to be one of Lemmy's favourite bars, plans to show the service.

In London, where the memorial will begin at 11pm, metal pubs including The Big Red and Camden's The World's End planned to show the funeral.

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"Join us this Saturday in raising our glasses to the legend that is Lemmy and celebrating a life lived to the max," The World's End said in a Facebook announcement.

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Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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