Late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who died in 2015, had his ashes placed in bullets and delivered to his closest friends, according to Riki Rachtman, who used to host the MTV programme Headbangers Ball.
On Monday (22 March), Rachtman shared a photo of a bullet with “LEMMY” engraved on the front.
“Before his death #Lemmy asked for his ashes to be put in some bullets & handed out to his closest friends. Today, I received a bullet & was literally brought to tears. Thank you, @myMotorhead,” Rachtman captioned on Twitter.
Rachtman's bullet is not the only one that has been posted about on social media: Last year, tennis player Pat Cash shared a photo of another “LEMMY” bullet, noting how it had been gifted to Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane.
“#Lemmy (RIP) from #Motörhead asked that his ashes be put in some bullet and given out to his closest friends, last night one was presented to my mate #whitefieldCrane whilst we were having dinner at ‘Lemmys bar’ in ‘The Rainbow,’” Cash wrote on Instagram in February 2020.
The Motörhead frontman died from prostate cancer, his death certificate later revealed in 2016.
Kilmister passed away in Los Angeles on 28 December 2015, just two days after being told he had an “extremely aggressive” form of cancer.
Before his death #Lemmy asked for his ashes to be put in some bullets & handed out to his closest friends Today I received a bullet & was literally brought to tears Thank you @myMotorhead pic.twitter.com/gnI9aWe4iU
— Rev. Riki Rachtman (@RikiRachtman) March 22, 2021
The 70-year-old had become unwell during a gig in September and left fans concerned over his health when he had to leave the stage mid-show. Motörhead were also forced to cancel a string of shows in 2013 over his poor health.