The Ramones' logo artist, Arturo Vega, has passed away at the age of 65. The cause of his death has not been announced yet.
Vega was not only the band's artist, but a very close friend as well. Punk magazine co-founder and Please Kill Me author, Legs McNeil, broke the news first on Facebook:
"RIP: ARTURO VEGA: 1948-2013. Sleep gently my dear friend, you were the most optimistic, jubilant and fun pal anyone could wish for. I don't know what the world will be like without, nor do I want to even imagine it . . . But I know you will find eternal happiness wherever you end up . . . I love you Arturo."
In addition to being a friend and designer for the band, Vega was also their archivist, website operator and stage lighting director.
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