2001 – Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of The Ramones

Joey Ramone

2001 – Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of The Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones’ three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, dies at the age of 49 of complications from lymphoma.

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