Blink-182 and Morrissey producer Jerry Finn has been taken off life support after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage last month. According to a post on the Prosoundweb forum reprinted on Morrissey-Solo.com, Finn’s family made the decision on Saturday.
“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,” a close Finn friend wrote on the forum. “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.”
Finn, 38, got his start as an engineer in the early 1990s before shifting into production on such albums as Rancid’s “…And Out Come the Wolves.” Among his best-known production credits are Blink-182’s “Enema of the State” and Morissey’s “You Are the Quarry.” Finn has also worked with Green Day, Bad Religion, Sparta, AFI and the Offspring, among many others.
Finn had also lent production to Morrissey’s upcoming “Years of Refusal,” which has been bumped from a fall release to Feb. 2, 2009, according to Truetoyou.net.