Tommy Ramone, last original member of the Ramones, dies at 65

July 12, 2014 by Tyler Sharp

Tommy Ramone, last original member of the Ramones, dies at 65

Tommy Ramone, the co-founding and last remaining original member of the Ramones, passed away at his home on Friday at the age of 65, according to a report from Rolling Stone, who have received confirmation from a representative of Ramone's family. Ramone was in hospice care following his recent struggle with bile duct cancer.

Tommy Ramone, who was birthed Erdelyi Tamas, co-founded the iconic punk outfit the Ramones in 1974 with singer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) and bassist Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin). He performed on classic albums such as the band's self-titled and Leave Home, as well as co-produced Road To Ruin and their live double album, It's Alive

Tommy Ramone left the band in 1978 to focus on his work as a producer. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Tommy Ramone's age as 62.

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