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Echo and the Bunnymen's keyboardist dies in accident



Jake-brockman Echo and the Bunnymen has had its share of tragedy over the years. A new one struck last week when keyboardist Jake Brockman, 53, died in a motorcycle accident in Britain.

Echo's new album Fountains, due out next month, features Brockman's music. On the band's official website, bandmates said: "Our thoughts are with his wife, family and friends. Love Ian, Will, Les, Peasy, Pete, Peter and all his fans."

The Bunymen's original drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar accident in 1989, says the Liverpool Daily Post in reporting Brockman's death.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:50pm]


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