Summary: unconventional musician best known as the lead singer and founding member of the pioneering punk band the Ramones whose influence extends from the Sex Pistols and the Clash to U2 and Nirvana, in which the band recorded 21 albums and its hits include Teenage Lobotomy and Rock 'n' Roll High School.
Cause of Death: Lymphatic cancer
Born: May 19, 1951
Died: April 15, 2001
Location: New York City, New York