REPORT: Legendary guitarist and punk rock band co-founder dead at 73

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Co-founder and guitar player for punk rock group Television, Tom Verlaine, is dead at 73 according to reports.

The musician passed away in New York City alongside friends after suffering from a brief illness.

“He was noted for his angular lyricism and pointed lyrical asides, a sly wit, and an ability to shake each string to its truest emotion,” said his publicist. “His vision and his imagination will be missed.”

Tom Verlaine, born Thomas Miller, adopted “Verlaine” in honor of French symbolist poet, Paul Verlaine.

The musician, along with his classmate and friend Richard Hell, formed the proto-punk band Neon Boys in the early 70’s before they disbanded in 1973. Later, the group reunited under the name, Televsion.

Despite the rocker’s minimal commercial success, his guitar playing was instrumental in the rock community and inspired many future musicians.

Television played at the New York City spot CBGB along with The Ramones, Patti Smith, and many other rockstars during their peak.

Many famous musicians took to social media to pay tribute:

On Instagram, Smith said, “This is a time when all seemed possible. Farewell Tom, aloft the Omega.”

R.E.M. HQ posted a quote from Michael Stipe. He said, “”I’ve lost a hero…. You introduced me to a world that flipped my life upside down. I am forever grateful.”

Billy Idol tweeted, “Sad 2 hear of @TELE_VISION_TV #tomverlaine passing today. He made incredible music that greatly influenced the US & UK punk rock scene in the ‘70’s RIP.”

The Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs tweeted, “Peace and love, Tom Verlaine.”

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