It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse drummer and beloved friend to so many, who died at 45 after a brief cancer battle only four days following his initial diagnosis. A statement was released yesterday (December 31) by Modest Mouse on Social Media in remembrance of their dearly missed bandmate.
“I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah,” his band wrote on Facebook. “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.”
Carole Namatame, the drummer’s mother, shared in a Facebook post that he passed away “peacefully in his sleep” after facing a “courageous battle with cancer.”
“Jeremiah was a light to so many,” Namatame stated. “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.”
Just days ago, Isaac Brock took to Instagram in order to share the news that Green has been struggling with cancer and is currently undergoing 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.”
In December, Green was unfortunately forced to leave the band’s tour commemorating their 25th anniversary of The Lonesome Crowded West album due to chemotherapy. Recently in 2021 they released their studio set The Golden Casket.
Back in 1992, Green co-founded the exceedingly popular band in Seattle. He acted as drummer for all of their albums other than Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004). In 2003 and 2004, he took a brief hiatus from being part of the group to recharge his batteries.
Modest Mouse continues to captivate audiences with their alternative rock style. Their breakthrough song Float On, released in 2004, paved the way for future successes like Ocean Breathes Salty and Lampshades on Fire. Though Modest Mouse’s discography is packed full of hits from throughout the years, these three songs remain some of their most enduring and beloved tracks.