Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of seminal U.S. punk band The Ramones, has passed away over the weekend. The drummer lost his battle against bile duct cancer and died in hospice care in New York on Friday, July 11. He was 65.
Tommy was born in Hungary. He moved to the States in the 1950s with his family when he was only four after they barely escaped from the clutches of the Nazis. He formed The Ramones with three friends, singer Joey, guitarist Johnny, and bassist Dee Dee, in 1970s.