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- Posted on Sep 4th 2009 9:45AM by John D. Luerssen
According to the Isle of Man Today, Brockman was seriously injured after his motorcycle collided with another motorist. He was airlifted to a hospital, but died in the intensive care unit. The other driver was uninjured.
In a statement, his family and wife Sally Mundy said, "Jake was always a classic bike enthusiast, he loved sailing thought he was invariably seasick ... Music was central to Jake's life." Brockman also played in the dance band Bom and worked as a sound recordist for the BBC.
"Jake was one of the most gentle, funny and genuine men you could ask to ever meet," Peter Allen, the webmaster for the band's official site website, told IOM Today. "He played on most of the band's biggest hits and toured with the band from the early '80s. He will be hugely missed not just by the band, but by thousands of fans who met him over the years." The band's website simply says, "Our thoughts are with his wife, family and friends."
In 1989, original Bunnymen drummer Pete de Freitas, 27, was also killed in a motorcycling accident, when he was traveling en route to Liverpool from London.