As posted to Bravewords.com:
According to official BWBK sources, former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Michael “Würzel” Burston sadly passed away earlier today in the UK. He was aged 61.
According to Wikipedia, before joining Motörhead in 1984, Burston had been a corporal in the Army, serving in Germany and Ireland with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and had played in the bands BASTARD and WARFARE. Joining another relatively unknown guitarist, Phil Campbell, they played together at a Motörhead audition, and both were taken on. Würzel eventually left the band in 1995 and can be heard on the following albums:
No Remorse (1984)
Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987)
Nö Sleep at All (1988)
The Birthday Party (1990)
March ör Die (1992)
Würzel joined Motörhead for the classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ at the Hammersmith Apollo on November 28, 2009.