On January 14, 2005 the 8-ft, bronze, Johnny Ramone Memorial Statue was unveiled at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California by Johnny’s wife, Linda Ramone. The statue cost $100 000.
Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including his widow Linda and Tommy Ramone, the only surviving band member. Many celebrities and friends of the late guitarist were also present; celebrities including actor Nicholas Cage, singers Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Rob Zombie, Lisa-Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis Presley) and of course, John Frusciante.
Johnny died from prostate cancer on September 15th 2004 at the age of 55.