2013 – Jon Brookes, The Charlatans drummer has died age 44 on This Day in Rock Music History!
Jon Brookes had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor since 2010, and had received several operations. Brookes suffered a seizure on tour with the band today and passed away.
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted that the band was “torn apart” at the news and sent love to Brookes’s family.
“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,” he said.
A further statement from the band read: “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.”