Tommy Ramone, 1952-2014
2014-07-12 by Nu Metal | 58 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
535 Comments


Fucking shit r.i.p

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Diamondize
July 12th 2014
1367 Comments


omg rip

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FiveLeavesLeft
July 12th 2014
9838 Comments


Goddamn :/ RIP

Futures
July 12th 2014
10572 Comments


o shit rip hard

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R6Rider
July 12th 2014
4607 Comments


Man, that's terrible.

R.I.P. Tommy

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
17748 Comments


rip hard

dimsim3478
July 12th 2014
5003 Comments


RIP

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emester
July 12th 2014
3210 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
10561 Comments


RIP

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

Greenpaw
July 12th 2014
197 Comments


Shit, RIP.

henryChinaski
July 12th 2014
2750 Comments


RIP Tommy

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014
6084 Comments


RIP...

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Pajolero
July 12th 2014
134 Comments


Way too early.

Motiv3
July 12th 2014
8931 Comments


RIP

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danielcardoso
July 12th 2014
2226 Comments


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

SoundEscape
July 12th 2014
2 Comments


R.I.P

sputnik1
July 12th 2014
166 Comments


R.I.P.

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NeroCorleone80
July 12th 2014
28988 Comments


Fuck this. RIP

TheMoreira
July 12th 2014
7177 Comments


RIP

BigPleb
July 12th 2014
36528 Comments


The last one too, god damn.

RIP dude.

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Owantjaaaa
July 12th 2014
3236 Comments


RIP
too young

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
2396 Comments


Jesus christ this is depressing

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txd1986
July 12th 2014
1 Comments


RIP Tommy
Long live The Ramones!

BMDrummer
July 12th 2014
7052 Comments


Damn RIP

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MO
July 12th 2014
18630 Comments


fucking RIP hard

long live m/

ExplosiveOranges
July 12th 2014
2585 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
R.I.P.

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NakedSnake
July 12th 2014
266 Comments


Tommy Ramone!?

hikingmetalpunk
July 12th 2014
1028 Comments


RIP

SnakeDelilah
July 12th 2014
7118 Comments


damn RIP

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beachdude42
July 12th 2014
209 Comments


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

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TheGreatQ
July 12th 2014
1391 Comments


:[

RIP

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MyNameIsPencil
July 12th 2014
584 Comments


Damn son R.I.P.

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Spec
July 12th 2014
27167 Comments


RIP



pedro70512
July 12th 2014
2649 Comments


Really well-written article. Sad to hear.

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GmemberKills
July 12th 2014
791 Comments


RIP

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MoosechriS
July 12th 2014
5008 Comments


rip dude

ShadowRemains
July 12th 2014
20689 Comments


rip hard

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 12th 2014
21920 Comments


wow they're shit at staying alive

rip

deathschool
July 12th 2014
7958 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
1078 Comments


FUCK ^

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 12th 2014
436 Comments


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

Minushuman24
July 12th 2014
281 Comments


RIP


YoYoMancuso
July 12th 2014
11076 Comments


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

tacos N stuff
July 12th 2014
359 Comments


RIP
damn

Italianjesusfootball
July 12th 2014
256 Comments


Rip, damn.

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joesmoe4000
July 12th 2014
370 Comments


RIP

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Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014
2295 Comments


Found out yesterday, fuck man. RIP Tommy.

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Green Baron
July 13th 2014
20000 Comments


Hard RIP

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MuhNamesTyler
July 13th 2014
4018 Comments


Oh shiii


RIP

Oswaldo88
July 13th 2014
18 Comments


R.I.P, Tommy Ramone

PappyMason
July 13th 2014
814 Comments


R.I.P Tommy.

Legend.


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Midjicka
July 14th 2014
230 Comments


rip

Spluger
July 14th 2014
1139 Comments


R.I.P.

Gwyn.
July 14th 2014
15071 Comments


R.I.P.

ssj4gogeta17
July 14th 2014
86 Comments


R.I.P.

Flugmorph
July 15th 2014
453 Comments


R.I.P.



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