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Punk rock pioneer Tommy Ramone, last of the original Ramones, dies at 65

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Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of the band the Ramones, whose aggressive and fast-driving songs spearheaded the punk-rock movement, has died at the age of 65, an associate said Saturday.

The death was confirmed by Dave Frey, Director at Ramones Productions, the company that controls the band's copyright. Frey declined to provide additional information.

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