Tommy Ramone of The Ramones

 

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As news broke of Ramones drummer and last surviving founding member Tommy Ramone’s death on Friday at the age of 65, the music world paid tribute via social media.

Tommy Ramone, Ramones Drummer, Dies at 65

Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in 1949, formed the Ramones with singer Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone) and bassist Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone). He recorded 1976's "The Ramones," 1977's "Leave Home" and "Rocket to Russia" with the band, and also co-produced 1978's "Road to Ruin," as well as the band's live double album "It's Alive" in 1979.

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Ramone passed away on Friday afternoon (July 11) in Ridgewood, Queens, while in hospice care after suffering from cancer of the bile duct. He’s survived by longtime partner Claudia Tienan, brother Peter; sister-in-law Andrea Tienan; and nephews Eric and David.

Among those who weighed in to offer their condolences were Blondie, Slash, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Questlove, Motörhead, Warped Tour co-founder Kevin Lyman, Butch Walker, Garbage, Bonnaroo promoter Ashley Capps, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Bragg, They Might Be Giants, Andrew W.K. and many more.

Read below to see how musicians and the industry paid tribute to Ramone on Twitter after the announcement of his passing.