Bye-bye, Johnny

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News shared his memories of Johnny Ramone who died on Wednesday at the age of 55 due to prostate cancer. Farber revealed that several weeks ago, Ramone told him of his disease: “This is going to get me, I just don’t know when.” Farber writes, “To be sure, there are many sad things about the – not the least of which is that three of the four original members are now gone, and at such young ages. Joey died of lymphatic cancer in 2001 at 49. Dee Dee died of a drug overdose in 2002, also at 49. And now Johnny is gone. But at least he got to bask in the knowledge that his band showered the world with music too smart, funny, shocking and, yes, hard to ever fade away.” The full article at has since been removed or relocated.

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