Modest mouse Founding member and drummer Jeremiah Green has passed away at the age of 45 after a brief battle with cancer.
Green’s death was announced by Isaac Brock, the band’s president of the band, at A.D Facebook message Posted just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. “I know no way to mitigate this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. He lay down to rest and simply faded away. I would like to say a bunch of lovely words now, but this is not the time. These will come later, and from many people. Please appreciate all the love.” What you have given, you have received, you have given, and you will have. Above all, Jeremiah was talking about love.”
Just five days ago, Greene’s mother, Carol Namatame, audience gone With her son’s battle with stage four cancer, she asked fans to send “good vibes.” In a later statement, Brooke said Green “was diagnosed with cancer a short while ago, and is currently undergoing treatment. It seems to be going smoothly and making a positive difference.”
Green co-founded Modest Mouse along with frontman Brock and bassist Eric Judy in 1993. Aside from a brief departure from the band between 2003 and 2004, Green has been a constant presence in the band’s lineup and has been the longest-serving member of the group other than Brock. He appeared on every Modest Mouse album, except Good news for those who like bad newsand also played in the bands Red Stars Theory and Vells.
Green toured with Modest Mouse as recently as last month as part of the band’s tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Crowded Wild West.