Tommy Ramone Dead at 65

By Jackie Willis - July 12, 2014

Tommy Erdelyi, last surviving member of the punk rock band The Ramones, died in Queens, New York on Friday. He was 65.

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The drummer, best known as Tommy Ramone, had been undergoing treatment for cancer of the bile duct, The Wrap reports. Tommy's death was confirmed on the band's Twitter, and posted on Facebook by Andy Schwartz, a friend of the late rocker and the former editor of punk rock magazine New York Rocker.


 Tommy played on the band's first three albums -- Ramones, Leave Home and Rocket to Russia-- and also co-produced the last two.

He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949, and came to the U.S. in 1957. He is survived by his longtime partner of 40 years, Claudia Tienan.

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