Modest Mouse Drummer Jeremiah Green Loses Battle with Cancer at Age 45

Jeremiah Green, a co-founder and drummer for the popular rock band Modest Mouse, passed away on Saturday evening after a battle with cancer. He was 45 years old. The news was announced on the band's official Facebook page, with a heartfelt message from the group stating, "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."

Modest Mouse had announced Green's stage four cancer diagnosis just a few days prior, asking fans to send "good vibes" towards Green and his family. Green, along with Isaac Brock and Eric Judy, founded Modest Mouse in 1992 in Washington. Green briefly left the band in 2003, but eventually rejoined and had been recording and touring with them in the years since. In addition to his work with Modest Mouse, Green also played with the bands Vells, Satisfact, Red Stars Theory, and Peeved. He was highly regarded as a drummer in the indie rock music scene and was named one of the top 50 rock drummers by Stylus Magazine.

Modest Mouse has released seven studio albums, including their most recent release, "The Golden Casket," which came out on June 25, 2021. The band is known for hit songs such as "Float On," "Ocean Breathes Salty," "Dashboard," and "Lampshades on Fire." The group's current members include Isaac Brock, Tom Peloso, Russell Higbee, Ben Massarella, and Simon O'Connor.

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