Ap is reporting :
“LOS ANGELES – Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band “The Ramones” that influenced a generation of rockers, has died. He was 55.
Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, said the band’s longtime artistic director Arturo Vega. “
Here’s a point you won’t see in many sources, though….
In addition to his financial conservatism, the guitarist was politically conservative â€” the late Ronald Reagan (news – web sites) was Ramone’s favorite president, Vega said.
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