Tommy Ramone dead at 62

Tommy Ramone dead at 62

TOMMY RAMONE:The Ramones original drummer passed away late on Friday, July 11. Photo: Associated Press

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of The Ramones original line up, died on Friday at the age of 62.

Ramone died in a hospice center in New York, where he had been receiving treatment for bile duct cancer, according to the New York Daily News.

Ramone served as drummer for the 1970s punk band’s first three albums.

PHOTOS: 2014 Notable Deaths

A statement on the band’s official Facebook page read: “We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.”

“It wasn’t just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.” – Tommy Ramone, 1978

Latest Stories

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ and ‘Nae Nae’ rather than play ball


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...

in National

Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades


Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.

in Sports

Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court


The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.