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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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