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Crowded House drummer Peter Jones dies, aged 45

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

The Liverpool-born musician had been suffering from brain cancer, according to BBC News.

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

"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.

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

Jones replaced Paul Hester as Crowded House's drummer in 1994. Hester killed himself in 2005 after suffering from depression.

Crowded House, who formed in 1985, are best known for songs including 'Weather With You' and 'Don't Dream Its Over'.

> Crowded House win ARIA for 12th time

Watch Crowded House's video for 'Don't Dream Its Over' below:

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