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Johnny Marr pays tribute to “beautiful” Modest Mouse bandmate Jeremiah Green


Johnny Marr has paid tribute to his “beautiful” Modest Mouse bandmate Jeremiah Green, who died of cancer last week.

The drummer was diagnosed with stage four cancer in December, his mother shared on Facebook on Christmas Day 2022, with Modest Mouse then confirming his passing on December 31.

The band told fans: “I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah.”

They continued: “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.”

Taking to Instagram, Marr – who played in the band with Green from 2006-2008 – hailed “the great Jeremiah Green. My friend, bandmate, and the most creative musician I ever met”.

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In a separate post, Marr told stories of Green on tour, writing: “One of my favourite ever things to do in Modest Mouse was to go out shopping with Jeremiah. The whole band were the most acquisitive people I’d ever come across in my life, and each gas station we stopped at was an opportunity to stock up on hats, 3D sunglasses, and fishing…

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