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    Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:59:52

    Tommy Ramone Dead at 65 - R.I.P.

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    Tommy Ramone of The Ramones has died at the age of 65. He was the last surviving original member of the punk band.

    Ramone, born in 1949 as Thomas Erdelyi, had been undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer. He died Friday, July 11. He was the last living member of the iconic band, so a musical chapter is closed.

    "We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Redeye), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014" read a social media post confirming his death.

    Erdelyi was also a well-known producer, handling The Replacements' Tim [iTunes link], Redd Kross' Neurotica [iTunes link].

    R.I.P. Tommy!

    What is your favorite song by The Ramones?

    —Carly Costello
    07.14.14



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