Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green dies at 45 of cancer
Modest Mouse drummer and co-founder Jeremiah Green died on Saturday after his battle with cancer.
He was 45 years old.
In a statement released by the group, Green had fallen asleep and never woken up.
“I don’t know how to calm down: today we lost our dear friend, Jeremiah,” the group said on Facebook. “He lay down to rest and just passed out.”
“I would like to say a lot of pretty words right now, but now is just not the time. These will come later, and many people. Please appreciate the love you give, receive, have given and will receive. Above all, Jérémie was a question of love. We love you.”
Green was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, her mother Carol Namatame revealed on Christmas Day.
“It is with very heavy hearts that the Green and Namatame families announce the passing of their husband, father, son and brother, Jeremiah Green,” Namatame said in a Facebook post.
“Jeremiah was a light for so many people. Right now the family is asking for privacy. More information will be forthcoming, including a celebration of life for friends and fans in the coming months. Jeremiah’s loved ones would like to thank everyone for their continued well wishes and support.
Green founded Modest Mouse alongside vocalist Issac Brock and bassist Eric Judy in 1992.
He played with Modest Mouse until 2003 when he chose to leave the band. Green’s hiatus only lasted a year and rejoined his bandmates in 2004.
Following news of his death, tributes poured in from across the music community, including a few former Modest Mouse members.
“The great Jeremiah Green. My friend, a band member and the most creative musician I have ever met. tweeted Johnny MarrSmiths founder and former Modest Mouse guitarist.
“Rest In Peace Jeremiah,” said Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney
“JG. I love you. Always. Always.” Former Modest Mouse guitarist Jim Fairchild commented on the band’s Instagram post.
The Hawaii-born drummer had also played with Satisfact, Red Stars Theory and Peeved.
Green leaves behind his wife Lauren and their son Wilder.