It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jeremiah Green, co-founder and drummer of the rock band Modest Mouse.
Green passed away on Saturday night at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. The news was announced by the band on their official Facebook page.
“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 announced Green’s stage four cancer diagnosis just a few days earlier.
“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.”
Green co-founded Modest Mouse in 1992 in Washington with Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy. He briefly left the band in 2003, but 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 several other bands, including Vells, Satisfact, Red Stars Theory, and Peeved. He was considered a highly talented drummer in the indie rock scene and was named No. 37 on the list of the top 50 best rock drummers by music publication Stylus Magazine.
Modest Mouse has released seven studio albums over the course of their career, including their debut, “This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About,” which was released in 1996. They are known for their hit songs “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “Dashboard,” and “Lampshades on Fire,” and their most recent album, “The Golden Casket,” was released in June 2021.
Green’s passing is a loss for the music community and he will be greatly missed by his bandmates, family, and fans. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.