I will never forget the moment I instant messaged Jeremy and his mother wrote back to tell me that he had passed away. Although I hadn't known Jeremy for that long, his friendship was one that I valued immensely.
I met Jeremy at a Disco Biscuits show about a year and a half ago,and continued to see him off and on at shows, including last October, when the Biscuits played in Gainesville, Florida. Jeremy had just found out that his grandmother had passed away and I sat and talked with him for a long time about the ending of one life and the upcoming birth of another-his beautiful baby. This Biscuits show was going to be the last show he went to for a while, he said, because it was time for hime to "grow up and be responsible." Jeremy asked the Biscuits to play Hot Air Balloon, one of his favorite songs, in memory of his grandmother...I happened to be standing next to Jeremy as they played it and I held him as he cried throughout the entire song...In that moment, I felt such a closeness to Jeremy. I will never ever forget that day.
After that show, I got e mails from Jeremy a lot, and after the birth of Skylar he would always send pictures of his beautiful family. Although I never saw Jeremy again after that night last October, he continued to be a good friend to me, through e mail and phone...I miss Jeremy so much-He will always be in my heart, and the hearts of so many other people that he touched with his humor, smile, and sincerity. My deepest condoleences go out to his parents, Kira, Skylar, and anyone else who knew and loved Jeremy.