Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone (1949-2014), Drummer and Last Original Member of the Ramones

Tommy Ramone

Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone, the Hungarian-born lightning-fast drummer and last original member of the Ramones, the pioneering powerhouse punk-rock band, died at his home in Ridgewood, New York on Friday July 11 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years old.

Rest in Peace Tommy. You will be remembered always. Long live The Ramones!

photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Rolling Stone

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