Manager Nick John Passes Away
Last month, Mastodon members revealed that their longtime manager Nick John was battling pancreatic cancer. Last week John, who also managed Gojira, has passed away.

John died in his sleep on September 8. with Mastodon sharing a tribute post that same day. The band thanked John for "being so passionate and believing in us with such enthusiasm that we considered you part of the band."

"Thank you for your guidance, your wisdom, your never ending hard work and dedication to Mastodon, always pushing and reaching turning over every stone to make sure we were always protected and always had every opportunity any of us could dream of," the band wrote.

Late last month, Mastodon cancelled a forthcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to "a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family." Mastodon members Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor then revealed John`s diagnosis.

John also managed French metal outfit Gojira, who called him "an exceptional human being" in a tribute post of their own.

John is survived by his wife, his mother and sister.