Funeral for Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister streamed live
Family and close friends gathered at L.A. cemetery, asking fans to respect privacy and watch service online
The funeral for Lemmy Kilmister, frontman for the heavy metal band Motörhead took place Saturday in Los Angeles and was streamed live for fans.
According to the British band, the singer, who went by the stage name Lemmy but whose given name was Ian Kilmister, learned he had an aggressive form of cancer on Dec. 26, 2015 and died just a few days later at the age of 70.
His death prompted an outpouring of grief on social media worldwide.
A message from organizers said they wanted fans around the world to celebrate Lemmy's life but because of limited space, were asking people not to come to the cemetery in person.
The funeral was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Hollywood where many famous people have been buried.
Some of Lemmy's favourite spots in Hollywood hosted screenings of the funeral service as well, including the famous Whiskey A Go Go club and Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Boulevard.
Motörhead was formed in 1975 by Lemmy, who was the band's only consistent member. It was seen as a group that revitalized British heavy metal and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide during a 40-year career.