The death of Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the Ramones, has shocked the entire music world. Many of his colleagues and those who followed in his wake have turned to Twitter to say what his music meant to them.

Ramone passed away last night (July 11) after a bout with bile duct cancer. He left the Ramones after only their third album to concentrate on production, but his straightforward, breakneck drumming was incredibly influential on future generations of punk rockers. Read the tweets below to see just how how important he was.