Published Aug 18, 2008Morrissey and Bad Religion producer Jerry Finn has been taken off life support after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month. According to a posting on Morrissey-Solo.com, family members made the decision on August 9.
"Even though he did make snail-like improvements these past 31 days, he is not any better for words and has not had any consistency in the tests that the medical team have done for him," a close Finn friend wrote. "At this time, the hemorrhage has done massive damage to his body, which will leave him severely disabled and in need of acute care for the rest of his life. We know Jerry wouldn't want to live like this in a vegetative state."
The 38-year-old producer started as an audio engineer in the early '90s before moving on to producing. In his career, he produced such albums as Green Days Dookie, Rancid's ...And Out Come the Wolves, Blink-182's Enema of the State and Morissey's You Are the Quarry. Finn has also worked with Bad Religion, Sparta, AFI and the Offspring, among a long list of others.
At the time of Finns brain hemorrhage, he was producing Morrissey's upcoming Years of Refusal album, which has been postponed due to label troubles and is now set to be released on February 2, 2009.
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