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Jon Brookes, drummer with Northwich band, The Charlatans, dies aged 44
11:58am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
THE drummer of Northwich band, The Charlatans, has died aged 44.
Jon Brookes, of Bruntwood, Staffordshire, was one of the founder members of the group, who based themselves in the town in the early 1990s alongside local lead singer, Tim Burgess.
Mr Brookes was diagnosed with a brain tumour after collapsing at a gig in Philadelphia, USA, in 2010.
He died this morning, Tuesday, August 13.
On his Twitter account, Tim Burgess said: “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.”
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