Jon Brookes passes away aged 44

13th Aug 2013 | 10:56

Jon Brookes passes away aged 44

Rhythm is saddened to report that Jon Brookes has passed away.

Rhythm is saddened to report that Jon Brookes has passed away.

The Charlatans drummer suffered a seizure back in 2010 while on tour with the indie band and had suffered a brain tumour. He died in hospital this morning [13 August]. He was 44 years old.

Tributes are quickly flowing in, with the band paying its own respects in a statement which 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."

The Rhythm team's thoughts go out to Jon's friends, family and bandmates.

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