R.I.P. Jason Noble of Shipping News, Rodan, Rachel's

R.I.P. Jason Noble of Shipping News, Rodan, Rachel's
Jason Noble, a member of the beloved groups Rodan, Rachel's and more recently Shipping News, has died. Following a three-year struggle with cancer, Noble was pronounced dead on Saturday morning (August 4).

A note on Noble's blog explains that he was surrounded by friends and family when he passed away in the hospital:

Around 10:15AM this morning Jason went into cardiac arrest for a second time. After 45 minutes of CPR and other heroic measures the NIH staff were unable to get his heart to pump again. Jason passed away just before 11AM surrounded by friends and family. He will be cremated here in Maryland early next week prior to making his final journey back to Kentucky. Plans for a larger gathering to celebrate Jason's life is still in the works but is expected to be at least a few weeks out. Final plans will be posted here.

Noble joined the post-hardcore group Rodan as a guitarist and vocalist in the early '90s. From there, he moved on to dabble in the neo-classical indie rock group Rachel's and Shipping News, the latter of which released their last album One Less Heartless to Fear in 2010.

According to Pitchfork, donation information for Noble's family is forthcoming.

Check out an interview Noble did with Exclaim! way back in 2000 right here.