BRIAN JONES IN ‘DEATH BY MISADVENTURE’
Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones > the band’s most talented and diverse musician > was found dead in his swimming pool under mysterious circumstances on July 3, 1969. He was only 27.
The supposed drug-induced drowning occurred during a night of partying with a few friends at Jones’s mansion in Hartfield, Sussex > the former home of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne.
A weary Jones had been burdened by addiction for several years and left the band just a month before his death, citing musical differences. “I no longer see eye to eye with the others over the discs we are cutting,” he said.
The coroner returned a finding of death by misadventure.
The key suspect in any foul play is builder Tom Thorogood, who had been doing work at and staying on the property. Now deceased, he reportedly made a death-bed confession in 1993.