Jennifer Miro of The Nuns Passes Away

Posted on January 4, 2012 - by Michael Duncan

Jennifer Miro (aka Jennifer Anderson), of San Francisco punk band The Nuns, has died from cancer at the age of 54. According to the SF Weekly, Miro spent her final days in her apartment in Manhattan.

In 1975, Alejandro Escovedo and Jeff Olener formed The Nuns. Miro was soon asked to join the band by Olener. However, one year after opening for the Sex Pistols at their final concert in 1978, The Nuns broke up.

A few years later, the group reformed without Escovedo. They went on to release their second album, 'Rumania,' with little success. After a couple more records, the band became fairly inactive in the '90s.

In 1997, Miro and Olener began working together again. The Nuns released a few singles, followed by the 'Naked Save for Boots' CD in 2001, and 'New York Vampires' in 2003. The last release by the band was a DVD titled The Nuns: New York Vampires.

"She was very optimistic and positive," a friend of Miro's told the SF Weekly. "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."