Suicide Silence Singer Mitch Lucker Is Dead From a Motorcycle Accident
Mitch Lucker, vocalist for revered Riverside extreme metal band Suicide Silence, died early this morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach last night. He was 28 years old.
According to the Orange County coroner's office, Lucker was hospitalized after the accident shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday and was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. this morning at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA. Huntington Beach police are investigating the crash and expected to release details soon.
Suicide Silence's official website is currently down (presumably due to excess traffic), but Lucker's bandmates posted the following statement through the band's Facebook wall:
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
Within an hour, over 9,000 comments had appeared beneath the post.
"So thankful I got to see this man front and center in Columbus!" wrote a fan identified as Heather Powell. "He is truly amazing and will be truly missed."
Lucker lived in Huntington Beach at the time of his death, but Suicide Silence formed in Riverside in 2002, originally as a side project of members of various other local bands. Their first studio-quality release was an eponymous EP in 2006.
"We always wanna incorporate new things, do new things, improve the quality of the sound, improve the quality of the songwriting, improve everything," Lucker told Blabbermouth.net in August. "And if we're not doing that, then we're just being fucking lazy, and we're not a lazy band; we work our asses off."