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Rock legend Tommy Ramone dead at 65

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Rock legend Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones, has died.

The former drummer of the groundbreaking rock group, "The Ramones" passed away on Friday.

He co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their 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.

They influenced artists and bands from Bruce Springsteen to Green Day.

Tommy Ramone was 65.

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