13 August 2013
We are saddened to learn that our dear friend Jon Brookes passed away this morning aged 44.
As a founding member of The Charlatans, Jon was not only a gifted drummer, regarded as one of the finest of his generation, but an inspiration to everyone that knew him through his full-of-life personality.
Following a seizure on tour in Philadelphia in 2010, Jon had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour and had undergone several operations. He passed away peacefully this morning with his family at his bedside.
Our thoughts are with Debbie and Jon's family, his band members and many friends around the world - he will be dearly missed by all that were lucky to know him.
RIP JON BROOKES