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Johnny Ramone dead at 55
« on: September 16, 2004, 05:53:13 AM »
AP Press
Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family. Ramone, whose birth name is John Cummings, had been hospitalized in June at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Johnny Ramone was one of the original members of the Ramones, whose hit songs "I wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Johnny Ramone co-founded "The Ramones" in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and drummer Tommy Ramone, who is the only surviving member of the original band. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone.

Joey Ramone, whose real name is Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Dee Dee Ramone, whose real name is Douglas Colvin, died from a drug overdose in 2002.

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Re: Johnny Ramone dead at 55
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2004, 07:34:07 AM »
oddly enough, this was the news story that came on TV as this page was loading. dying of prostate cancer hadrly seems punk.

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Re: Johnny Ramone dead at 55
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2004, 02:10:55 PM »
yeah, Leukemia is so much more anti-establishment...

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Re: Johnny Ramone dead at 55
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2004, 03:45:17 PM »
Well the drug overdose thing has become SO overdone....
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Re: Johnny Ramone dead at 55
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2004, 07:04:44 PM »
and killing oneself is right behind it.
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