Man, only 60 years old... Punk may not be completely dead (given that there are obviously still punk bands releasing albums), but I hate to see so many of the original punks going. I still mourn Joe Strummer's too-young death all these years later.
There's a German band, "Tocotronic", that was cool in the mid-90s and back then (1996?) they made a song named:
"Ich hab geträumt ich wäre Pizza essen mit Mark E. Smith" = "I have dreamt, I've been eating pizza with Mark E. Smith"