Nick John, the longtime manager of Mastodon, has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer that he ultimately lost.
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news on his Instagram page:
Blabbermouth reports that rock photographer Andrew Stuart posted a tribute on his Facebook page about John.
"Still not computing that this day is actually real." Andrew writes. "Rest easy Nick John. I’m honored to have spent over 15 years working with you, learning from you and becoming your friend. You’ll always live on as family, I love you dude.
"Fuck fuck fuck cancer. Hug all your people. Hug all animals. Love music.
"Extra love to Nick’s wife Colleen, The [Rick Sales Entertainment] camp especially my sister/wife Kristen, Mastodon, Gojira and every artist who’s life and career was touched by Nick."
Rock in Peace Nick John. Together with Rick Sales you made many many metal dreams come true. Life certainly can be terribly unfair. My heartfelt condolences to your family and @mastodonmusic + all at RSE Group past + present 🙏 https://t.co/QikQSeuTvy
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) September 8, 2018