Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green dead at 45
Just days after his cancer diagnosis was made public, Jeremiah Green – drummer for rock band Modest Mouse – has died, according to statements from his mother and bandmates.
He was 45 years old.
“It is with very heavy hearts that the Green and Namatame families announce the passing of their husband, father, son and brother, Jeremiah Green,” his mother Carol Namatame posted on Facebook.
“Jeremiah, drummer and founding member of the Issaquah-based band Modest Mouse, lost his courageous battle with cancer on December 31st. He passed away peacefully in his sleep,” the post read.
“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.
Modest Mouse announced Green’s passing in an Instagram post on Saturday.
“Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. He lay down to rest and just passed out,” the post read. but now is just not the time. These will come later, and from many people.
Modest Mouse, famous for the song “Float On”, was formed in the 1990s and released their debut album in 1996.
Modest Mouse has released eight albums, including “The Golden Casket” in 2021.
Last week, frontman Isaac Brock announced that Green had recently been diagnosed with cancer, but did not specify what type of cancer it was.
Radio DJ Marco Collins tweeted last week that Green pulled out of touring because he had stage 4 cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.