The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes passed away at age 44 on Aug. 13 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. He suffered from a seizure while on tour with the band in 2010, and had been receiving treatment for the tumor ever since.
“Jon Brookes, my friend, our drummer and inspiration to so many, passed away this morning,” frontman Tim Burgess tweets. “We are torn apart. Love & thoughts to Jon’s family.”
The band released a full statement, which reads, “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.”