Former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has reminisced on the final conversation he had with Lemmy Kilmister before his death.

In an interview with Waste Some Time With Jason Green, Mikkey Dee revealed,“We played the last show the 11th of December in Berlin, and he passed just two weeks later.” Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015 following a battle with prostate cancer.

Dee went on to detail that throughout the tour, he and Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell attempted to convince Lemmy to postpone the second part of the European tour — to no avail.

“And that tells you, the guy died with his boots on. Both me and Phil were trying to talk him out of starting the second part of the European tour after Christmas. But there was no way in hell we could do that,” he added.

“‘Let’s not push him anyway,” Dee told Campbell. “Let him decide what he wants to do. He knows best what he wants to do.’ And he wanted to be onstage.”

The band went on to discuss setlist ideas for what would be their final show. “And I said, ‘Let’s hook up after Christmas.’ Because it was the 11th of December at that time, and I figured we’d talk between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and decide which two songs that we agreed on on playing on that next leg,” Dee added.

“And that was it. He had no intention of not coming back to Europe and touring. So we did a little finger hook, as we always did, and that was the last time I saw him, actually. Very sad.”

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In an interview with Planet Rock, Ozzy Osbourne revealed he was “probably one of the last people to speak to” Lemmy.

“I’d phone him up; somebody said he was not gonna make it, so I phoned him and I put him on the phone. And I couldn’t make out what he was saying. It was terrible,” he shared.

“He tried to carry on as normal but it was one of the things where he knows you know but you didn’t want to say anything. But he worked right up to the very end. He said, ‘I could have probably lived another 10 years if I hadn’t smoked and didn’t live my lifestyle, but I lived my life the way I wanted to live it.’”

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