Jeremiah Green, the drummer and co-founder of the indie rock band Modest Mouse, died at the age of 45.
The band confirmed the news of Green’s death, writing in a statement posted on its official Instagram page: “I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. He laid down to rest and simply faded out. I’d like to say a bunch of pretty words right now, but it just isn’t the time. These will come later, and from many people. Please appreciate all the love you give, get, have given, and will get. Above all, Jeremiah was about love. We love you.”
Green’s mother, Carol Namatame, wrote in a Facebook post on Christmas for people to keep Green in their thoughts because he was battling stage 4 cancer. A few days later, Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock shared a statement of his own about Green’s health on the band’s social media platforms: “Some of you may have already heard, but I figured it would be good to hear the news directly from our camp. Jeremiah was diagnosed with cancer a short while ago, and he’s currently in treatment. It seems to be going smoothly and making a positive difference. Jeremiah, as am I, are believers in the power of positive energy, so if you would be so kind as to send ‘good vibes’ (to quote Jeremiah) in the direction of Jeremiah and his family, that’d be great. Thank you and love.”
Green co-founded Modest Mouse with Brock and bassist Eric Judy in 1992. Green has been with the band for 30 years, except for a short time in 2003,
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