Crowded House drummer Peter Jones dies at 45


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Crowded House drummer Peter Jones has died at the age of 45.

According to newspaper reports, the Liverpool-born musician had been suffering from brain cancer.

A statement published on the Antipodean band's website read: "We are in mourning today for the death of Pete Jones.

"We remember him as a warm-hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House. He played with style and spirit."

It continued: "We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends."

Jones replaced the band's previous drummer, Paul Hester, in 1994.

Hester killed himself after suffering from depression in 2005.

Crowded House were formed in 1985 and went on to have worldwide success with hits such as Weather With You and Don't Dream Its Over.


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    Comment number 52.

    Sad news, The earlier albums are more memorable than the later ones but when they were good they were fantastic, Saw them in a small club many years ago with the original lineup and they put on one of the cleverest, most energetic, fun shows I have ever seen. You haven't lived until you've heard the CH version of 'Anarchy in the UK'. Great band.

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    Comment number 51.

    I met Peter and Nick at (and after) a gig in Brighton in the late 90s, and both were gents. I loved Crowded House... was thrilled to be able to say thanks for making a difference...

    RIP Pete. You're missed.

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    Comment number 1.

    Another sad piece of news we could do without.

    I just love the music of Crowded House and my thoughts are with his family, friends and all those who knew him and the bands music.

    What greater legacy of his life could be wished for than to have been part of a group thast created some of the most beautiful, melancholy and hopeful music around


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