The Motorhead frontman, who died in December (15) after a brief battle with cancer, was a regular customer at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the city's Sunset Boulevard, and his life was celebrated with a memorial event at the venue on the day of his funeral last month (Jan16).

A fundraising campaign has now been launched to pay for a life-sized Lemmy statue at the Rainbow, and the drive on had brought in almost $16,000 (£11,029) as WENN went to press.

"Lemmy recently passed away. People around the world would like a life size statue to immortalize this rock n roll icon - legend," a message posted on the fundraising page reads. "The Rainbow Bar & Grill is 100 per cent on board! The sculptor is Travis Moore who will create the best bronze Lemmy sculpture on the planet!!"

The statue is to be sited outside the bar on the venue's patio area.

Lemmy died on 28 December (15), just days after he celebrated his 70th birthday, and it later emerged he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.