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

320 Comments


Fucking shit r.i.p

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Diamondize
July 12th 2014

1147 Comments


omg rip

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014

9671 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

IWillReturn
July 12th 2014

377 Comments


Shit R.I.P

Futures
July 12th 2014

7823 Comments


o shit rip hard

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R6Rider
July 12th 2014

4473 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

17681 Comments


rip hard

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dimsim3478
July 12th 2014

4735 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014

2009 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

10035 Comments


RIP

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

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014

189 Comments


Shit, RIP.

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henryChinaski
July 12th 2014

2683 Comments


RIP Tommy

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014

5915 Comments


RIP...

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Pajolero
July 12th 2014

81 Comments


Way too early.

Motiv3
July 12th 2014

8920 Comments


RIP

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danielcardoso
July 12th 2014

1548 Comments


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

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014

2 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014

157 Comments


R.I.P.

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NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014

28378 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014

6890 Comments


RIP

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BigPleb
July 12th 2014

34023 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

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Owantjaaaa
July 12th 2014

3204 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014

1849 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

4118 Comments


Damn RIP

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MO
July 12th 2014

18231 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

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ExplosiveOranges
July 12th 2014

1389 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

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NakedSnake
July 12th 2014

258 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014

906 Comments


RIP

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SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014

5399 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

1264 Comments


:[

RIP

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MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014

495 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014

27053 Comments


RIP



pedro70512
July 12th 2014

2413 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

GmemberKills
July 12th 2014

644 Comments


RIP

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MoosechriS
July 12th 2014

4771 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014

20232 Comments


rip hard

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014

21575 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

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deathschool
July 12th 2014

6174 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

252 Comments


FUCK ^

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014

374 Comments


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

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014

241 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014

10858 Comments


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

tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014

348 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014

234 Comments


Rip, damn.

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joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014

367 Comments


RIP

Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014

1788 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014

18053 Comments


Hard RIP

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MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014

3697 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014

12 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014

531 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


Midjicka
July 14th 2014

229 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014

1119 Comments


R.I.P.

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Gwyn.
July 14th 2014

14888 Comments


R.I.P.

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ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014

74 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014

137 Comments


R.I.P.

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