Mitch Lucker, singer for the Riverside heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, after being in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange County. The victim had the same name and date of birth as the singer, officials confirmed.
Coroner’s officials said Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning.
The band’s main website has been down today, presumably due to high traffic. Update: The band’s label released this sad news moments ago:
“It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
“Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss.
“He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.
“Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s officialFacebook profile.”
Suicide Silence’s Facebook page has also now been updated with this message:
“There’s no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker – We Love You Brother.”
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