Obits: Johnny Ramone

Johnny Ramone, age 55, guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones, has died. He passed away in his sleep September 15 (Wed) at his Los Angeles home, surrounded by friends and family. He had battled prostate cancer for five years, and was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in June. 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 band’s 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.

Last Modified on October 30, 2019
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