Jeremiah Green, the drummer in the American rock band ‘Modest Mouse’, has died of cancer. He was 45 years old.
“It is with a very heavy heart 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 31. He went peacefully in his sleep,” the post read.
“Jeremiah was a light to so many. At this time the family is requesting 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.”
The drummer, alongside lead singer and guitarist Isaac Brock, and bassist Eric Judy, created the band in 1996, in Issaquah, Washington. The band achieved mainstream success with their fourth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and its singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty”.
On Tuesday, the rocker’s brother Adam Green told Fox News Digital, “He is doing great considering the circumstances … He played a lot of shows with cancer, but the doctor gave him the green light to play all the way up to the last West Coast date.”
Adam informed FOX that his brother only had 4 weeks left of chemo and radiation. Unfortunately, the 45-year-old died as a “husband, father, son and brother,” as described by his mother.