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Tommy Ramone

Dead at 62

7/12/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The last surviving original member of legendary punk rock group "The Ramones" is dead.

Tommy Ramone -- the group's drummer on the first 3 albums -- died Friday at his home in Queens, New York. He'd been in a hospice following bile duct cancer treatments ... according to Variety.

Tommy stopped drumming for the band in '84 -- he was replaced by Marky Ramone -- but still worked with the Ramones throughout the years. Tommy is credited for writing most of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Blitzkrieg Bop."

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Lead singer Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphoma, a drug overdose killed guitar player Dee Dee Ramone in 2002 ... and Johnny Ramone passed away in 2004 from prostate cancer.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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amber123    

thank you for finally posting it...chris brown and drake making music is not everyones main interest

100 days ago
2.

agbons1991    

Rip

100 days ago
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Toilethead    

That totally sucks.

100 days ago
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Bridget    

I posted the news on your website over an hour ago. I don't even know how long CNN had it up. You might want to spring for someone to be there 24/7 Harvey. Or at least someone who lives close.

Rest in Peace. My sympathies to his friends and family and the punk rock fans out there.

100 days ago
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JohnnyDepppp    

RIP Tommy!! Hey Ho Let's go!

100 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

WHOOOO?!

100 days ago
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Tom     

Sorry to hear Tommy is gone. TMZ please take down the video and put a video with Tommy on drums! No disrespect to Marky but c'mon,

100 days ago
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Marty    

Have the Rolling Stones killed.

100 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Can't they just get another Ramone to replace him, because that seems to be the only qualification needed to join this i-never-heard-of band. Truth.

100 days ago
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eicarr     

Hasn't been the best century for the band.

100 days ago
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Livends78    

That's MArky Ramone in vid, NOT Tommy. Ugh

100 days ago
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bazinga    

Never heard of him or them.

100 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Eh ?!? Who?!

100 days ago
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Kristinajp    

What is bile duct cancer, anyone heard of that?

100 days ago
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mrmiller508    

R.I.P

100 days ago
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