Jacob Kenneth Leger - age: 38
(August 27, 1981 to November 04, 2019
Celebration of Life will be held on Monday November 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the
Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME. A Musical Celebration and Tribute, will be held on Sunday November 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Geno's Rock Club, 625 Congress Street, Portland, ME.
Dennett Craig & Pate Funeral Home has be entrusted with his arrangements.
Portland - Jacob Kenneth Leger, beloved son, brother, and uncle passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Maine on November 4th, 2019. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on August 27th, 1981, Jacob grew up in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. There he made lifelong friends and developed a love for the outdoors. Although Jacob gravitated towards heavy metal, due to his lyrical talents he was recruited by Labseven, a hip-hop collective group in 1997. Jacob graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1999, and in 2002 moved to Portland, where he continued his musical career with Labseven. Throughout the group's duration, Labseven supported KRS-one, Talib Kweli, Jedi Mind Tricks, Ghostface, Immortal Technique, Rakim and many more acts. Between 2006 and 2012, Labseven released four studio albums. Jacob was also a member of the heavy metal band, Claymore Minds, which in 2004 performed at the legendary CBGB in New York City. Years later he achieved a certificate in plumbing at SMMC in 2016.
All those that knew Jacob were touched by his kind soul, unique energy, and passion for heavy metal. He was an avid Simpsons biographer and sketch comedy connoisseur. His hobbies included art and drawing, botany, doting on his cats, creating epic guitar riffs to his metal masterpieces, including his one-man metal project entitled, Improvlamov.
He is predeceased by his sister, Heather Leger; survived by his parents, Joyce Sky and Kenneth Leger; his sister, Bethany Leger and brother, Daniel Leger; his nephews and nieces, Austin Hanley, Kelsey Nason, Trinity Downs, and Ethan Downs; and ex-wives Emily Nelson and Jennifer Damon Leger. He is also survived by his cats; Vladimir, Azriel, and Apollo; two bearded dragons, Artemis and Smogg; and two goldfish, Maiden and Priest.