R.I.P. Jerry Finn (1969 - 2008)

R.I.P. Jerry Finn (1969 - 2008)
Morrissey and Bad Religion producer Jerry Finn (pictured on the right) passed away Thursday (August 21) after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage in July that put him in a coma. He was 39.

Earlier this month his family made the decision to take him off life support. Via a posting on Morrissey-Solo.com, a friend wrote these words about the family’s decision:

Even though he did make snail-like improvement 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. 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 producer started as an audio engineer in the early 1990s before moving on to producing. In his career, he produced such albums as Green Day’s 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 Finn’s 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.

Finn's impressive résumé:

Green Day - Dookie (1994) (mixed)
The Muffs - Blonder and Blonder (1995) (engineered and mixed)
Pennywise - About Time (1995)
Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves (1995)
Jawbreaker - Dear You (1995) (mixed)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995) (mixed)
Fastball - Make Your Mama Proud (1996)
The Daredevils - Hate You (1996)
Smoking Popes - Destination Failure (1997)
Coward - Self-Titled (1997)
Superdrag - Head Trip in Every Key (1998)
Rancid - Life Won't Wait (1998) (mixed)
The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998) (mixed)
The Living End - The Living End (1998) (mixed)
blink-182 - Enema of the State (1999)
Madness - Universal Madness (1999) (mixed)
Fenix*TX - Fenix*TX (1999)
blink-182 - The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) (2000)
MxPx - The Ever Passing Moment (2000)
The Marvelous 3 - ReadySexGo! (2000)
Fenix*TX - Lechuza (2001)
Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler (2001)
Alkaline Trio - From Here to Infirmary (2001) (mixed)
blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001)
Green Day - International Superhits! (2001) (co-produced)
Bad Religion - The Process of Belief (2002) (mixed)
Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer (2002)
MxPx - Ten Years and Running (2002)
Sparta - Wiretap Scars (2002)
Vendetta Red - Between the Never and the Now (2003)
AFI - Sing the Sorrow (2003) (co-produced and mixed)
Alkaline Trio - Good Mourning (2003) (co-produced and mixed)
blink-182 - untitled (2003)
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry (2004)
Marjorie Fair - Self Help Serenade (2004)
The Vandals - Hollywood Potato Chip (2004) (mixed)
Eisley - Room Noises (2005) (mixed)
The Offspring - Greatest Hits (2005)
Alkaline Trio - Crimson (2005)
blink-182 - Greatest Hits (2005)
AFI - Decemberunderground (2006)
+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006) (co-produced and mixed)
Tiger Army - Music from Regions Beyond (2007)
Morrissey - Greatest Hits (2008)
Morrissey - Years of Refusal (set for February 2009)