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Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes Dies


Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes Dies

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes died this week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago.

Charlatans front man Tim Burgess Tweeted “Jon Brookes, my friend, our drummer and inspiration to so many, passed away this morning. we are torn apart. Love & thoughts to Jon’s family.”

Following a seizure whilst on tour in 2010, Jon began receiving treatment for a brain tumor and had endured several major operations.

The Charlatans press release read “He passed away peacefully in hospital early this morning with his family at his bedside.”
“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.”

Another founding member of the band Rob Collins died in 1996 after a major road accident.

Jon Brookes was a founding member of the band who formed in the West Midlands in 1989 and they have had over 20 hits after releasing their debut single ‘Indian Rope’ back in 1990.