Producer Jerry Finn dies at 39

Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:58pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jerry Finn, who produced records for American pop-punk band Blink-182 and British singer Morrissey, died Thursday (August 21) at the age of 39. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage in July and was taken off life support on August 9.

Finn 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 Morrissey's "You Are the Quarry." Finn also worked with Green Day, Bad Religion, Sparta, AFI and the Offspring, among many others.

Most recently, Finn lent production to Morrissey's upcoming "Years of Refusal," due in February.

According to a family friend, plans for a donation or scholarship fund are in the works, as is a memorial service for friends and family.