Jon Brookes, drummer with The Charlatans has died this morning. It is understood that his death is related to the brain tumour diagnosed in 2010.
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
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) August 13, 2013
As a Charlatans fan I have loved the band for around 20 years, and had the pleasure of seeing Jon with the band many times. Click below to watch them ripping it up at Glasgow Barrowland last year.