Bowie and Lemmy

An image featuring David Bowie and Lemmy is fake.

Claim: An image shows musicians David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister together at a party.


Example: [Collected via Facebook, January 2016]

The most amazing photo on the internet today. Bowie & Lemmy hanging out.

bowie and lemmy

Origin:In January 2016, a photograph purportedly showing musicians David Bowie and Motörhead frontman Lemmy together at a party started circulating online.

The photograph was originally posted to the image sharing web site Imgur on 11 January 2016, along with a caption that referenced the deaths of both musicians. Lemmy passed away on 28 December 2015, and Bowie passed a short time later on 10 January 2016:

Bowie and Lemmy are about to start the most rocking, stellar band ever. Rock In Peace you legends.

The photograph went viral as fans of Motorhead and David Bowie mourned the loss of the two rock legends. Unfortunately, the above-displayed image is fake.

The fake image of David Bowie and Lemmy is a combination of two photographs: A 1972 photo of Lemmy and an unidentified girlfriend, and another image of David Bowie and singer Claudia Lennear:

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bowie and Claudia Lennear

It's possible that David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister met at some point during their careers, but the above-displayed photo is not proof of such a meeting.

Last updated: 13 January 2016

Originally published: 13 January 2016

Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.