Modest Mouse Drummer, Jeremiah Green, Dies at 45
Confirmed via Modest Mouse‘s Instagram, co-founder and drummer Jeremiah Green has died at the age of 45 following a brief battle with cancer.
Posting on their official Instagram account shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Modest Mouse shared: “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”.
Just five days earlier, Green’s mother, Carol Namatame, went public with her son’s battle with stage four cancer. In a subsequent statement, frontman Isaac Brock also shared on Modest Mouse’s instagram the following: “Hi. 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, Isaac Brock”.
Modest Mouse was founded in 1993 by Jeremiah Green, Issac Brock and bassist Eric Judy. Barring a brief departure, between 2003 and 2004, Green had been a consistent presence in the group’s lineup and remained the longest serving band member, aside from Brock. With the exception of Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Green appeared on every one of Modest Mouse’s albums.