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- Posted on Feb 17th 2010 8:30AM by Barnaby Smith
In the past month, the Las Vegas band cancelled shows in both Asia and Australia, citing "the severity of the illness of a close family member." Jean Flowers was 64 and had been suffering from brain cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2008, reports said.
Flowers has not yet made a public statement regarding his mother's death, though the news has been reported on several music websites, and an obituary of Mrs Flowers has been posted online. Services were scheduled for this week in Flowers' home town of Henderson, Nevada.
The Killers have previously suggested that after these Asian and Australian shows, the band will be taking a break from recording and touring in order to spend more time with their families. The cancelled shows also fueled speculation the band might be on the verge of breaking up, prior to the reason for the aborted tour being made public.