Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

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Uncle Monk performs on stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 29, 2012 in Indio, California. Uncle Monk is Tommy Ramone (L), formerly of The Ramones, and Claudia Tienan (R). Uncle Monks music is rooted in old-time and bluegrass influences. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on July 12, 2014 at 2:42 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 12 at 10:38 AM

By Kristen de Groot/ Associated Press

A business associate says Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died.
 

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, says Ramone's wife called to tell him he died on Friday. He didn't have additional details early Saturday. Ramone was 62.
 
Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs "I wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
 

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