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R.I.P.: The Charlatans’ Drummer Jon Brookes

Passed Away At 44

Aug 13, 2013 The Charlatans Bookmark and Share

Jon Brookes, founding member and drummer of The Charlatans, has died aged 44. The British musician had been receiving treatment for brain cancer after suffering a seizure and collapsing on stage in Philadelphia back in 2010. Though he continued to perform following the event, Brookes suffered a relapse in late 2012.

A spokesperson for the band confirmed Brookes passed away peacefully in a hospital early this morning with his family at his bedside. A statement from the band reads: “Jon was a brilliant drummer, an inspiration, a founding member of The Charlatans, part of our family and a friend to everyone in and around the band. Losing someone who was always so full of life is a tragedy that will be shared by so many. Our thoughts are with Debbie and all of Jon’s family.”



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