Jon Lee: Age 33 | Cause Of Death: SUICIDE

John Lee


Died: January 7, 2002

Miami – Jon Lee, the drummer for the Welsh rock band Feeder, which had a hit in England last year with the single “Buck Rogers,” killed himself in his home, officials said. He was 33.  Lee, who was from Newport, Wales, hanged himself in his Miami home on Monday, said Veronica Lamar of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office.  Fellow band members Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose gave a short statement on the band’s official Web site: “We will miss you more than melody – friends always.” Feeder formed in 1992, but the trio of Lee on drums, Nicholas on vocals and guitar, and Japanese-born Hirose on bass came together in London in 1995.  The group’s biggest hit single was the 2001 single “Buck Rogers,” which reached No. 5 on the British charts. Feeder released its first full- length album, “Polythene,” in England in 1997; it was released in the United States in early 1998.  The second album was followed by “Yesterday Went Too Soon” in 1999. The band released its third album, “Echo Park,” last year, which debuted at No. 5 in Britain and sold more than 100,000 copies.  Lee was married to a Brazilian model, Tatiana Englehart, and had a son, Cameron.