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    Default Runaways Drummer Sandy West Dead at 47

    SAN DIMAS, California (AP) -- Sandy West, whose ferocious drumming
    fueled the influential all-female '70s rock band the Runaways, which
    she co-founded with Joan Jett, has died of lung cancer. She was 47.

    West died Saturday night at a hospice in San Dimas, east of Los
    Angeles, her manager Mara Fox said. She was diagnosed a year ago.

    West was only 16 when she started the Runaways in 1975 with Jett, a
    singer and guitarist.

    Along with band members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie, they had such
    hits as "Cherry Bomb" and "Born to Be Bad."

    "We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll. Sandy was an
    exuberant and powerful drummer," Jett said in a statement. "I am
    overcome from the loss of my friend. I always told her we changed the
    world."

    Born in 1959 and raised in Huntington Beach, West was a bona fide
    California girl, splitting her time between surfing and skiing,
    Currie said.

    After West's grandfather bought her a drum kit, she channeled her
    athleticism into music.

    The Runaways headlined shows with such performers as Cheap Trick and
    Tom Petty as opening acts.

    Following the band's breakup in 1979, West continued to perform as a
    singer, guitarist and drummer with the Sandy West Band. She also
    released a solo CD.

    "Sandy West loved her fans, her friends and family almost to a
    fault," Currie said in a statement. "It will never be the same for me
    again to step on a stage, because Sandy West was the best and I will
    miss her forever."

    West completed her memoirs before she died, and Fox said she hoped to
    get the book published.

    West is survived by her mother, Jeri Williams, stepfather Dick
    Williams, and six sisters.

    A public memorial in Southern California for friends and family is
    pending, Fox said.
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    Only 47.. damn..My friends and I were just talking about the Runaways the other night.. weird.
    Don't drink the Jim Jones punch. They're called theToxic Twins for a reason...

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    Damn, that is sad. Rest In Peace, Sandy.
    "It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different."
    ~Eddie Van Halen~

    "The perfect woman has an IQ of 150, wants to make love until 4 in the morning, and then turns into a pizza."
    ~David Lee Roth~

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    RIP
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