Ian Fraser Kilmister
(24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), known as Lemmy
, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock
. His music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal
genre. He was known for his appearance (including his friendly mutton chops
) and his distinctive gravelly voice. Alongside his music career, he also had many minor roles in film and television.