E’ scomparso nella sua San Francisco per un attacco di cuore. Se ne va così Tim Mooney splendido batterista per tre delle più importanti punk band della Bay Area come The Sleepers, Negative Trend e Toiling Midgets, nonchè successivamente membro degli American Music Club (prima del loro trasferimento a Los Angeles) e per un disco (il debutto del 2003) anche dei Sun Kil Moon di Mark Kozelek. Mooney aveva inoltre prodotto nei suoi studi Closer Recording band come Portastatic, Her Space Holiday e Enablers. Mark Eitzel lo ricorda così:
I haven’t seen Tim for a few years now but that still didn’t lessen the impact of his passing. He was the drummer of AMC for many years. He was absolutely instrumental in whatever sound we had. His style was absolutely unique and as an artist no one could match what he did. He was a good friend to so many people and will be missed. What an absolute loss. I wish all the best to his wife Jude and his daughter Dixie. I have spent all day in a fog thinking about him.