Peter Jones Dead: Crowded House Drummer Dies of Brain Cancer at 45
Peter Jones, a British-born drummer best known for his mid-1990s stint in the Australian rock band Crowded House, has died of brain cancer, according to numerous websites. He was 45.
Jones joined in 1994, after founding drummer Paul Hester quit the group. He stayed on until 1996, when the band split up, but did not return a decade later, when New Zealand-born frontman Neil Finn reunited the hit-making foursome.
"We remember him as a warm-hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House," the band said in a statement. "He played with style and spirit. We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends."
This is not the first time the group -- famous for the hits "Something So Strong" and "Don't Dream It's Over" -- has lost a drummer. In 2005, Paul Hester, the man Jones replaced, committed suicide following a bout with depression.
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