Modest Mouse drummer and co-founder Jeremiah Green died Saturday after a battle with cancer.
he was 45 years old.
According to a statement released by the band, Green fell asleep and never woke up.
“I don’t know how to ease this. We lost our dear friend Jeremiah today,” the band said on Facebook. “He lay down to rest and just faded out.”
“I want to say a lot of pretty words now, but it’s not the time yet. These will come later, and from many people.” Above all, Jeremiah was about love. We love you.”
Green was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, her mother, Carol Namatame, revealed on Christmas Day.
“The Greene and Namatame families are deeply saddened to announce the passing of husband, father, son and brother Jeremiah Greene,” Namatame said in a Facebook post. said in
“Jeremiah has been a light to many. At this time, the family is asking for privacy. More details will be announced in the coming months, including a Celebration of Life for friends and fans.” Jeremiah Dear friends, we ask for your continued prayers and support.”
Green founded Modest Mouse in 1992 with lead singer Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy.
He played with Modest Mouse until 2003 when he chose to leave the band. Green’s hiatus lasted only a year, and he rejoined his bandmates in 2004.
The announcement of his death was flooded with tributes from across the music community, including some from former Modest Mouse members.
“The great Jeremiah Green. My friend, bandmate, and the most creative musician I’ve ever met.” Johnny Marr tweetedfounder of The Smiths and former Modest Mouse guitarist.
“Rest in peace Jeremiah,” said Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.
“JG. I love you. Always. Forever.” Former Modest Mouse guitarist Jim Fairchild commented on the band’s Instagram post.
The Hawaiian-born drummer had also performed with Satisfact, Red Stars Theory and Peeved.
Green leaves behind his wife Lauren and son Wilder.