Lemmy's Los Angeles funeral is watched by fans around the world

Motorhead frontman Lemmy's rock and roll Hollywood funeral is under way as it is watched live by 230,000 fans around the world via YouTube.

A private memorial service began at around 11pm at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, where tributes to the musician were led by his son, Paul Inder, 48, who described his determination to keep performing in the face of terminal illness.

He said: "He wasn't a religious man and praying for a miracle was something he would have viewed as a delusional act, but he was profoundly spiritual.

"Travel well, my dear father. You are back out on the road for a longest tour to the great gig in the sky, we will never, never forget you. I love you."