The Killers’ Brandon Flowers’ Mother Passes Away

Becky Bain | February 17, 2010 10:00 am

The Killers’ hiatus began a few concerts earlier than anticipated after the band announced they were canceling dates in Asia and Australia due to “the severity of the illness of a close family member.” It was revealed today that the family member in question was frontman Brandon Flowers’ mother, Jean, who passed away last Thursday after a battle with brain cancer. There are two Australian shows still listed for this weekend on the band’s website, though there’s no word yet if Flowers & Co. plan to play those dates. [Via Spinner]