Modest Mouse’s Jeremiah Green dies at 45 after cancer diagnosis

Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green has died after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, the band announced on Instagram on New Year’s Eve. He was 45.

“I don’t know how to go about this: today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. He lay down to rest and just passed out,” the message read.

“I would like to say a lot of nice words now, but now is just not the time. Those will come later, and from a lot of people. Please appreciate all the love that you give, receive, gave and will receive. Above all, Jeremiah was a love story.”

USA TODAY had contacted representatives of Modest Mouse for more information.

Green’s death comes days after frontman Isaac Brock announced that Green was undergoing treatment for cancer and asked friends and fans for help.

“Some of you may have heard of it before, but thought it would be great to hear the news straight from our camp,” Brock wrote on Modest Mouse’s Instagram page on Wednesday. “Jeremiah, like me, believes in the power of positive energy, so if you could be so kind as to send ‘good vibes’ (to quote Jeremiah) to Jeremiah and his family, that would be great.”

Previously:Modest Mouse Drummer Jeremiah Green With Stage 4 Cancer: ‘Send Good Vibes’

Fans and bandmates mourned Green Sunday.

“The nicest guy ever. He will be sorely missed,” Tony Hawk commented on Modest Mouse’s post.

“The great Jeremiah Green. My friend, a band member and the most creative musician I’ve ever met,” wrote Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr.

Modest Mouse wrapped up their Lonesome Crowded West tour on December 20 with a show in Washington DC and plans to perform in Mexico City in March. According to his friend and rock DJ Marco Collins, Green “managed” to tour with the band while getting treatment.

Green, Brock and bassist Eric Judy founded Modest Mouse in the 1990s and released their debut album in 1996. Since then the band has grown to six members and together they have released eight albums. The most recent album, “The Golden Casket”, was released last June under Epic Records.

Before “Golden Casket,” Modest Mouse made a comeback in 2015 with their first new music in eight years.

“We knew we had to do another album, but it took us a long time,” Green told USA TODAY upon their 2015 release “Strangers to Ourselves.”

“It took us a long time to get down to recording. Writing songs is usually quite easy – we play for hours improvising, then we create a million instrumental parts, and maybe 20% of those- these become songs.”

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Contributor: Elise Brisco

USA Today

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