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Tommy Ramone, Last of the Founding Ramones, Dead at Age 62

Written by on July 12, 2014

By ABC News Radio

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicTommy Ramone, the last of the founding members of The Ramones, has died at age 62.

Ramone’s death was announced on the band’s official Twitter account just after midnight Eastern U.S. time on Saturday: “We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommyRamone.”

Ramone reportedly had been fighting bile duct cancer.

Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, Ramone came to the U.S. in 1957 and ultimately joined forces with Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone — aka Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings and Douglas Colvin — to form their groundbreaking punk band.

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