Rockers We’ve Lost in 2011: Michael “Wurzel” Burston

As sad as it is to learn of a death due to drugs or other reckless behavior, it's even sadder when death comes naturally to those who should have had more time. On July 9, 2011, former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston passed away due to heart failure at the age of 61. Würzel lent his creative skills to Motörhead for over a decade, playing on the classic albums 'Orgasmatron' and 'Bastards.' The day after Würzel's death, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister dedicated their entire set at Sonisphere to the late guitarist.