Tommy Ramone, 1952-2014
2014-07-12 by Nu Metal | 59 Comments

Tommy Ramone, drummer for, and last surviving original member of punk rock Icons The Ramones, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 62.

Originally born as Thomas Erdelyi, he was born in Hungary in 1952 to Holocaust survivors who later immigrated to the United States. In his youth, he would meet John
Cummings (Johnny Ramone) and the two would perform together in the mid 60s. Originally slated to be the manager of the Ramones, he quickly moved to drums not long after the
bands formation. He would remain their drummer in the formative years of the Ramones before being replaced by Marky Ramone. However, Tommy would work behind the scenes
again, helping produce the next string of albums by the Ramones.

Along with being a part of the formation for one of the most recognizable rock acts in history, Tommy was also an accomplished producer and songwriter having written a
majority of the smash hit single Blitzkrieg Bop.

Outside of the Ramones, Tommy over his career help produce albums for a slew of musicians including the Replacements and even Jimi Hendrix.

The Rock n Roll community has lost a pioneer and bonafide legend as he joins the rest of the original members of the Ramones in peaceful slumber. Rest in Power, Tommy
Ramone.




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Dancedrewdance
July 12th 2014

314 Comments


Fucking shit r.i.p

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Diamondize
July 12th 2014

1139 Comments


omg rip

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014

9601 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

IWillReturn
July 12th 2014

376 Comments


Shit R.I.P

Futures
July 12th 2014

7615 Comments


o shit rip hard

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R6Rider
July 12th 2014

4462 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

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LokitheTrickster
July 12th 2014

23 Comments


Sucks that he's gone. R.I.P. Tommy.

cvlts
July 12th 2014

8954 Comments


damn


RIP

Scoot
July 12th 2014

17677 Comments


rip hard

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dimsim3478
July 12th 2014

4716 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014

1980 Comments


Rip never was a fan of these guys. Regardless though it really is a shame to see him pass away

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XingKing
July 12th 2014

10011 Comments


RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6U3vRGyE8w

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014

187 Comments


Shit, RIP.

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henryChinaski
July 12th 2014

2681 Comments


RIP Tommy

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014

5899 Comments


RIP...

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Pajolero
July 12th 2014

79 Comments


Way too early.

Motiv3
July 12th 2014

8902 Comments


RIP

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danielcardoso
July 12th 2014

1480 Comments


Oh man, that's sad to hear... RIP.

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014

2 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014

156 Comments


R.I.P.

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NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014

28352 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014

6761 Comments


RIP

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BigPleb
July 12th 2014

33892 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

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Owantjaaaa
July 12th 2014

3191 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014

1816 Comments


Jesus christ this is depressing

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txd1986
July 12th 2014

1 Comments


RIP Tommy
Long live The Ramones!

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BMDrummer
July 12th 2014

3803 Comments


Damn RIP

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MO
July 12th 2014

18194 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
July 12th 2014

1335 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

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NakedSnake
July 12th 2014

258 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014

846 Comments


RIP

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SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014

5304 Comments


damn RIP

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beachdude42
July 12th 2014

116 Comments


Oh my god... can't believe they've all passed. RIP

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TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014

1253 Comments


:[

RIP

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MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014

492 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014

27051 Comments


RIP



pedro70512
July 12th 2014

2401 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014

634 Comments


RIP

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MoosechriS
July 12th 2014

4769 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014

20227 Comments


rip hard

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014

21570 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

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deathschool
July 12th 2014

6026 Comments


I had no idea he was born to a family of Holocaust survivors. That definitely gives Blitzkrieg Bop a darker connotation. RIP

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Gameofmetal
July 12th 2014

184 Comments


FUCK ^

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014

370 Comments


Damn, truly R.I.P. Also, wtf to the Blitzkrieg Bop thing, that's crazy!

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014

240 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014

10817 Comments


Man, 62 and the last surviving member that's messed up

tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014

347 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014

233 Comments


Rip, damn.

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joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014

366 Comments


RIP

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Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014

1783 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014

17791 Comments


Hard RIP

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MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014

3694 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014

11 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014

500 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


Midjicka
July 14th 2014

229 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014

1116 Comments


R.I.P.

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Gwyn.
July 14th 2014

14858 Comments


R.I.P.

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ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014

74 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014

74 Comments


R.I.P.

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