Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green has died at the age of 45, the band announced Saturday.
“I don’t know how to take this easy. Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah,” the band wrote in an Instagram post on New Year’s Eve, featuring a photo of Greene and what appears to be a tour bus. background was included. “He lay down to rest and just faded away. Now I want to say a lot of pretty words, but it’s not the time. These will come from many people later.”
“Be grateful for all the love you give, get, give and get,” the group added. “Above all, Jeremiah was about love.”
Green died “peacefully in his sleep” after enduring “a valiant battle with cancer,” according to his mother, Carol Namatame, who paid tribute to his son on Facebook.
“Jeremiah was a light to many,” said Namatame. “The family is requesting privacy at this time. Details will be announced in the coming months, including a Celebration of Life for friends and fans.”
Namatame didn’t reveal what kind of cancer her son has, but sent a message on Facebook on Christmas Day to Green, who “is battling Stage 4 cancer,” to “send healing vibes.” ‘ asked the supporters.
Just four days before Green died, Modest Mouse lead singer Isaac Bullock said on Instagram that the diagnosis was made “some time ago.”
“He is currently undergoing treatment. It seems to be going well and seems to be making positive changes,” Block wrote next to a black-and-white photo of Greene in a hooded snow jacket. “Like me, Jeremiah believes in the power of positive energy, so if you could send some ‘good vibes’ (in Jeremiah’s words) towards Jeremiah and his family, that would be great.” That’s it.”
Modest Mouse recently wrapped up a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their groundbreaking sophomore album. lonely crowded westDec. 20 in Washington, D.C. It’s unclear how long Green has been on tour, but a fan video shows a performance as recent as the Dec. 1 show in Los Angeles.
Green was a founding member of the group from Issaquah, Washington, along with lead singer Bullock and bass guitarist Eric Judy. The trio formed his band in 1992 and released popular indie songs in his genre, including 1995’s “Trailer Trash” and his 2004’s “Float On.” Green said he briefly left Modesto in 2003, but rejoined a year later.
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Over the past two decades, the band has released seven studio albums. This is a long way for those who think nothing, lonely crowded west, moon and antarctica, died before the ship sank, a stranger to myself, golden coffin When Good news for those who like bad news, This earned the group a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.
Modesto Mouse are scheduled to begin their next tour at Lollapalooza Argentina in March 2023. The band has yet to confirm whether Green’s death will affect tour dates.