After being diagnosed with lung cancer a year earlier, Sandy West sadly passed away in October 21, 2006. West, born in California, was only 16 when she started as a drummer in the Runaways in 1975 with Joan Jett. Along with Lita Ford and Jackie Fox they had hits like Cherry Bomb, Born to be Bad and others. West completed her memoirs before she died, and hopefully the book will be published in the near future. West is survived by her mother, stepfather and six sisters. More on The Runaways can be found HERE on Lost Idols.
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