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Tommy Ramone of former U.S. punk band 'The Ramones' addresses the media after a rehearsal of the musical 'Gabba Gabba Hey !' in Berlin May 3, 2005. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Ramones punk band co-founder Tommy dies at 65

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