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Brian Jones – Death by Misadventure

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Brian Jones was a founding member of the Rolling Stones, and contributed heavily to their early success. But as time went on he felt pushed aside by the songwriting team of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and his growing drug problem also helped alienate him from his bandmates, who fired him in June of 1969.

Jones was discovered dead in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969. Coroners ruled his death an accident, noting his alcohol and substance abuse played a role and calling it “death by misadventure.” Theories and rumors have swirled for decades that the former Stone was murdered, though despite a new investigation in 2008, nothing has ever been proven.

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