Wife of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer dies

Linda Kramer was 55

Linda Kramer, the wife of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, has died at the age of 55. Kramer, who was a former contract administrator for Hewlett Packard, passed away on June 22nd. Her cause of death has not been revealed.

The Kramers reside in Magnolia, TX and married in 2009. Joey described meeting Linda as “the biggest rush you ever had in your life” and claimed she was “the love of his life.” According to an obituary, friends and family have always noted that Joey and Linda were simply “inseparable,” with his wellbeing and happiness her top priority.

There are no services planned at this time. Services will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, and/or K-9 Angels Rescue, 9415 Winsome Lane, Houston, Texas 77063.

The news comes three months after Joey Kramer announced a leave of absence to focus on his family. Kramer, who’s had medical setbacks of his own in recent years, did not reveal a specific cause for stepping aside.

It’s unclear if Kramer will behind the drum kit when the legendary group returns to Las Vegas for its Deuces Are Wild residency in September. Drum tech John Douglas has been filling in for Kramer when absent.

The group was scheduled to perform 24 dates at Dolby Live at Park MGM, beginning Friday, June 17th, but summer dates were canceled and refunded after frontman Steven Tyler entered a rehab facility. It was to be the first live concert experience presented in Dolby Atmos at Dolby Live bringing fans face-to-face with America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio experiences ever.

The residency is set to play September 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29; October 2, 5; November 19, 23, 26, 29; and December 2, 5, 8, 11.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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