Obits: Johnny Ramone’s Friends

October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004

Johnny and true fans…

All of Johnny’s friends turned out for the statue unveiling at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary Friday, January 14. It was a bit of a turn off when we arrived at the front gate and was asked if we were on the guest or press list and that we couldn’t park inside the cemetary, however the security guard was cool in warning folks that tickets were given if you parked on Santa Monica Blvd. Approximately 100 people made the trek to the cemetary to honor Johnny in the unveiling of the statue likeness of him. Nicholas Cage, Eddie Vedder, Tommy Ramone, CJ Ramone and a lot of other close friends of Johnny’s shared their moments that they had with Johnny. In the crowd was Johnny’s widow, Linda Cummings (pictured above in the white fur coat), Lisa Marie Presley and others.Markey Ramone was noticably absent and missed by the fans in attendance. We’re sure he would have been there if he could have. (photo: Dawn Laureen)