"He knew how to get the most out of the artists he worked with," Sedaka said. "With his passing the record business lost one of the all time greats."
Quincy Jones knew Ramone, as a friend and collaborator, for more than 50 years.
If Ramone wasn't by his side in the studio, "It would seem like one ingredient was missing," said Jones, a legendary producer in his own right.
"Today we lost one of the true musicians, innovators and geniuses of the record industry," Jones said. "His immense talents were only surpassed by the gigantic size of his heart."