Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer’s wife Linda Kramer dies at 55… three months after rocker cited family as reason for taking ‘temporary leave of absence’ from band
The wife of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has died.
Linda Kramer passed away on Wednesday, June 22, at the age of 55. So far no official cause of death has been revealed.
It stated that ‘Linda loved Joey deeply and his well-being and happiness were her top priority,’ and that above all else, ‘she loved her family and especially her nieces and nephews.’
RIP: Linda Kramer, the wife of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, at the age of 55; they couple are pictured in Los Angeles in January 2018
Joey once described meeting Linda as ‘the biggest rush you ever had in your life,’ as reported in the obituary, which went on to share how, ‘Friends and family have always noted that Joey and Linda were simply “inseparable.”‘
Just one day before her death, Linda took to her Twitter page to wish her husband a happy 72nd birthday. And it turns out she felt the exact same way about Joey in terms of the love they shared.
‘Happy Birthday to the Love Of My LIFE !!’ she gushed, adding, ‘You are the most amazing man with the biggest heart I know I Love U my sweet boy.’
One last show of love: Just one day before her death, Linda took to her Twitter page to wish her husband a happy 72nd birthday
Loves of the lives: The couple, who both considered their partner to be the love of their life, had been married for more than 13 years at the time of her death; seen in 2012 in NYC
Linda was born in Decatur, Georgia, on February 27, 1967, but the family ended up moving to Houston, Texas in 1971, when she was four-years-old.
She went on to graduate from Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas, which is a Houston suburb, in the class of 1985.
The obituary went on to describe Linda as someone who ‘loved to laugh’ and had ‘a wicked, mischievous sense of humor.’ It also revealed her ‘unwavering love of the their beautiful family dogs, Lucy and Cosmo,’ and that she had ‘an insatiable concern for the well-being of children everywhere.’
She most recently worked in the high-tech industry as a contract administrator for Hewitt Packard.
Family issues: Fans got the first signs that the Kramers were dealing with some serious issues when Joey took a ‘temporary leave of absence’ from Aerosmith in March, citing family as the catalyst; the band was preparing for their residency in Las Vegas at the time
Fans got the first signs that the Kramers were dealing with some serious issues when Joey took a ‘temporary leave of absence’ from Aerosmith in March, citing family as the main reason. At the time, the band was set to relaunch their Deuces Are Wild residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
‘He has regrettably made the decision to sit out the band’s concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times,’ the group said in a statement to USA Today in March, adding, ‘He and the band look forward to his future performances with Aerosmith.’
Those residency dates were ultimately canceled in May when lead singer Steven Tyler sought treatment after a relapse in his sobriety following a recent surgery.
More band issues: Two months after Joey took a leave of absence from the ban, lead singer Steven Tyler checked himself into a treatment facility following a relapse in his sobriety; the band is pictured in Los Angeles in February 2019
Currently, there are no memorial services planned. Services will be held by the family at a later date.
Linda Kramer is survived by her husband, her parents, her three sisters, her step-siblings, her stepson Jesse, and many nieces and nephews, among many others.
Joey Kramer has been a member of Aerosmith since its formation in 1970.
With more than than 150 million records worldwide, including 85 million records in the U.S., the Walk This Way rockers are considered to be the best-selling American hard rock band of all time.
Legendary: With more than than 150 million records worldwide, including 85 million records in the U.S., Aerosmith is considered to be the best-selling American hard rock band of all time