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Tommy Ramone Dead - Ramones Founding Member Dies at 62

Tommy Ramone Dead - Ramones Founding Member Dies at 62

Ramones original drummer Tommy Ramone has died at the age of 62.

Tommy, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet, passed away at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York and was reportedly undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer, according to Variety.

“We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014,” the band said in a statement on Facebook.

Tommy is survived by his longtime partner Claudia Tienan and an older brother.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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4 Comments

# 1

RIP Tommy. It’s so sad when these music legends go.

# 2
Living in a box @ 07/12/2014 at 12:31 pm

RIP Tommy, The Ramones is one of the best punk band. I met someone wore The Ramones t-shirt, I said ” I like Pet Semetary and Blitzkrieg Bop” That person reply “What are you talking about?” and I answered her ” You know! the song by The Ramones”. That person look so clueless, I was born in wrong generations.

# 3
Sacramento @ 07/12/2014 at 1:50 pm

RIP Great musicians, although I bypassed the whole punk era being a 60s child these cats had great legendary music. Will be missed!!

# 4

Oh, this is so sad. Rest in peace or in an eternal party, whatever is best for you. It’s so sad all these legendary people passes away. We don’t have music like this nowdays. I wish I was young in their heydays. But their give me a lot of amazing memories anyway.

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