Skip to comments.Breaking news: Johnny Ramone dies
Posted on 09/15/2004 8:28:23 PM PDT by JellyJam
Johnny Ramone, member of punk legends The Ramones, dies at 55
LOS ANGELES (AP) Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones, has died. He was 55.
Ramone died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, his publicist said. He had battled prostate cancer for five years, and was hospitalized in June at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Ramone, born John Cummings, was one of the original members of the Ramones, whose hit songs I Wanna be sedated and Blitzkrieg Bop, among others, earned the band induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
The bands singer, Joey Ramone, whose real name was Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Bassist Dee Dee Ramone, who was born Douglas Colvin, died from a drug overdose in 2002.
Johnny Ramone founded The Ramones in 1974 with Joey Ramone, DeeDee Ramone and Tommy Ramone, the only surviving member of the original band.
Prayers going out to his family.
Was this the guy that was a Conservative?
This IS sad news!
Yes it was.
Yes, he was a republican. You've probably seen his picture on this site wearing a t-shirt that says "kill a commie for mommy."
Dang. Is there any connection between these boys and the Clintons. Cancer. Cancer. Drugs.
Damn... Johnny "Kill a Commie For Mommy" Ramone passed away!
He died too young.
If being opposed to "nanny state liberalism" is conservative, then yes.
May perpetual Light shine upon him.
Clemenza's going to put on Rocket to Russiaright now while he sulks in his leather jacket and sulks about old times at CBGB in "Noo Yawk City where dey haz it all" (pace Joey).
RIP Johnny. We hardly knew ye.
RIP Johnny (and Joey and DeeDee.)
Tommy, stop smoking and get your ass to a gym.
sorry to hear it.. love and prayers to his fans, friends, and family.
PT Boat on the way to Havana, you can make a livin' man pickin' the banana ~ Ramones
I don't know what their political sentiments were for certain, but I do mourn, this is the same band that sung "now I wanna sniff some glue" ... always had that eagle symbol too.
If I am not mistaken, throughout the course of their career, at one point, one bandmember left and another took his place, if I am correct, I am not sure. Thought they got a baldheaded drummer.
I pray for all.
aw, man. this sucks.
I want to go put in Mr. T Experience "End of the Ramones" now.
RIP. In that era I was into Led Zep, not the Ramones.
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