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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

R.I.P. Jennifer 'Miro' Anderson, Singer of S.F. Punk Pioneers the Nuns

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In later years, Anderson had turned her attention to writing screenplays, which she sought to have produced into feature projects. The Nuns' most recent release, a 2008 DVD titled New York Vampires, features two TV pilots and a film noir along with footage of past performances by the band.

Up until the beginning of September, Anderson had been working as a receptionist in the law firm of Raoul Felder, a celebrity divorce attorney. But when her cancer metastisized, Lamar says, Anderson lost the use of an arm and had to give up working. The singer was apparently not in touch with her family, and named a co-worker at the law firm her medical executor without informing them, according to her longtime neighbor and caregiver. Lamar is now in the process of sorting through the piles of Nuns memorabilia inside Anderson's apartment, which she says includes vinyl, DATs, old show flyers, and many photographs.

The extremely private Anderson also refused painkillers and cancer treatments, preferring instead to treat herself with exercise and homeopathic drugs. Young says Anderson was aware that normal treatments might help her live longer, but that she was concerned more with the her quality of life than the length. Despite the pain, he says Anderson was in somewhat decent spirits up until her death.

"She was very optimistic and positive," Young says. "One of the last things she told me was ... she wanted to do another modeling shoot because she was so skinny from the last bout with the disease."

Young says that Anderson's ambition, along with her looks, never faded.

"Success was always right around the corner. But unfortunately, as is often the case, she never got around the corner."

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