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Hawkwind legend Nik Turner has died at age 82

Turner played alongside Motörhead's Lemmy in the beloved space-rock group

Hawkwind vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nik Turner has died at the age of 82. The news was confirmed in a Facebook post.

"We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nik Turner - The Might Thunder Rider, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening," the post read. "He has moved onto the next phase of his Cosmic Journey, guided by the love of his family, friends and fans. Watch this space for his arrangements."

Hawkwind is noted as one of the earliest psychedelic space-rock groups, as well as for being Lemmy Kilmister's band before he was kicked out in 1975. Kilmister then went on to form Motörhead.

"We lost Lemmy's old bandmate Nik Turner today" the Motörhead twitter account posted. "Play some Hawkwind nice and loud!"

You can check out the band's signature song, "Silver Machine," above. Play it nice and loud.