By Jennifer Maas
March 12, 2015 at 09:45 PM EDT

Jimmy Greenspoon, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, died Wednesday at the age of 67.

Greenspoon had been battling metastatic melanoma and had announced his diagnosis five months prior to his death.

The band released a statement on its Facebook page following Greenspoon’s death:


Greenspoon joined the band, best known for the 1970 hit “Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog),” in 1968. He was part of Three Dog Night through their 21 Top 40 hits in the late ’60s and early ’70s and continued to play with the band until recently. 

When Greenspoon found out he he had cancer last October, he set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to help cover his medical costs. 

“I will be a cancer patient for the rest of my life and the costs will be astronomical!” he wrote on the page. “Could you all help me out, please?” 

An update to the page was added by Susie, Greenspoon’s wife, on Thursday. 

“My hero, best friend, soul mate and husband and the love of my life and keyboardist extraordinaire, Jimmy Greenspoon, passed away yesterday…my heart is broken, but I am relieved that his suffering in the last 48 hours of his life is over. He now rests in the arms and love of God. Thank you for you support, prayers, and donations.” 

Greenspoon raised more than $23,000 in donations in four months.