Dee Dee Ramone

September 18, 1951 – June 5, 2002

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Douglas Colvin, aka Dee Dee Ramone, was the bass player and most prominent songwriter for the legendary punk rock band, the Ramones. Colvin was the first to adopt a “Ramone” pseudonym after urging the rest of the band to do the same and call themselves the Ramones. Early on, Dee Dee was the main singer, but eventually opted to just play, leading to former-drummer Joey taking over lead vocals. After recording 11 albums with the Ramones, Dee Dee left the band in 1989 to pursue other solo projects – including, but certainly not limited to, a critically-panned hip hop album. He performed one more time with the Ramones at their final show in 1996, then toured for a while with drummer Marky Ramone in a tribute called the Ramainz. Though he got sober a number of times throughout his life, Dee Dee died of a heroin overdose less than 3 months after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was 50 years old.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Legends, Lot 2003, Space 4 – At the northwest corner of the lake area, just south of the private GRASS mausoleum.

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