Punk rock icon Tommy Ramone dies at 62

July 12, 2014 9:20 AM

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Punk rock icon Tommy Ramone dies at 62

(CNN) -- Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s to a frenetic tempo. On Friday, the drummer who gunned out those rhythms with pioneering punk band The Ramones passed away.

Tommy Ramone was 62 and the last living original member of the band, which debuted its first album in 1976. Ramone was also one of the band's composers, according to a biography on AllMusic.com.

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