On This Day In 1969, RIP Brian Jones

It was 50 years ago today when Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm. His Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, was convinced Jones was alive when he was taken out of the pool, insisting he still had a pulse. However, by the time the doctors arrived, it was too late and he was pronounced dead. The coroner's report stated "death by misadventure" and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse.

Theories surrounding Jones' death developed soon afterward with associates of the Stones claiming to have information that he was murdered. In 1993 it was reported that Jones was murdered by Frank Thorogood, who was doing some construction work on the property. He was the last person to see Jones alive. Thorogood allegedly confessed the murder to the Rolling Stones' driver, Tom Keylock, who later denied this. 

Check out the VH1 Confidential about the rumors surrounding the death of Brian Jones below.



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