Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Mourns the Death of His Birth Mother
We all come from somewhere in life and Green Day's Mike Dirnt is offering a tribute to Carol Alba Rowland, his birth mother, after her recent death. The musician spoke about the loss of Rowland and offered a few photos in an Instagram posting.
Dirnt reveals that while he was adopted as a youth, he feels lucky to have gotten to know Rowland right before she passed away. The bassist has obviously enjoyed a very successful career, playing in one of rock's most famous bands, but one of the biggest thrills in this past year was getting to meet Rowland.
The musician states in his posting:
Today we mourn the loss of "Carol Alba Rowland" my birth mother! As many of you know I was adopted. Over the last 10 years I have sought her out with the help of a good friend, only to meet her one month before her passing! I was blessed to have this moment as surreal as it was. The irony of this life never cease to amaze me, being that we were neighbors my entire life! We were able to share a cup of coffee, a cigarette and some smiles. She was a beautiful woman with a huge smile, a hot temper and a kind heart. I will miss her as I did before, only now with some memories and a picture to go with the place in my heart! Love you mom!!!
One of Rowland's photos can be seen above, but the collage that Dirnt posted on Instagram may be viewed by clicking this link.