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Jeremiah Green, the drummer for Modest Mouse, died at the age of 45 after being diagnosed with cancer a few days before.

Jeremiah Green, the drummer for Modest Mouse, died on New Year’s Eve after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, the band announced on Instagram. He was 45.

“I’m not sure how to begin: we lost our dear friend Jeremiah today. He lay down and simply faded away “the post stated.

“I’d like to say something nice right now, but it’s just not the right time. These will come later and from a variety of sources. Please be grateful for all the love you give, receive, have given, and will give. Jeremiah was, above all, about love.”

Green died just days after the band’s frontman, Isaac Brock, announced Green was undergoing cancer treatment and asked friends and fans for their support.

“Some of you may have heard already, but I thought it would be good to hear the news directly from our camp,” Brock wrote on the Modest Mouse Instagram page on Wednesday. “Jeremiah, like me, believes in the power of positive energy, so if you could send ‘good vibes’ (to quote Jeremiah) in the direction of Jeremiah and his family, that would be fantastic.”

Modest Mouse’s Lonesome Crowded West tour concluded on December 20 with a show in Washington, D.C., and the band plans to perform in Mexico City in March. According to his friend and Rock DJ Marco Collins, Green has “pulled off” touring with the band while receiving treatment.

Green, Brock, and bassist Eric Judy formed Modest Mouse in the 1990s, and their debut album was released in 1996. Since then, the band has grown to six members and has released eight albums. “The Golden Casket,” the band’s most recent album, was released in June by Epic Records.

Prior to “Golden Casket,” Modest Mouse made their comeback in 2015 with their first new music in eight years.

“We took a long time to actually start recording. Writing songs is generally pretty simple — we improvise for hours on end and then come up with a million instrumental parts, only about 20% of which become songs.”

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