Most recognizable bassist for the Ramones, serving from 1976-1989, but also made a few later appearances in concerts with the band. Was a key songwriter for the Ramones, and also terribly underrated. Had a notorious heroin addiction, and also a notorious girlfriend in that of Connie Ramone, a supposed ex-GTO girl of Frank Zappa, who also had a staggering heroin addiction. Dee Dee Ramone died in 2001 from what appeared to be a heroin overdose.
by Zak January 22, 2004