Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the groundbreaking punk band The Ramones, has died. He was 65.

Ramone was born Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1957 to Forest Hills, Queens.


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The Ramones official Twitter account announced the news, and New York Rocker Magazine publisher Andy Schwartz wrote on Facebook that Ramone died at 12:15 p.m. in Ridgewood, Queens. He had been in hospice care and was suffering from cancer of the bile duct. source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to tommy’s family fans and friends at this difficult time.