Heavy metal front man Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence, passed away this morning, after being in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night.
The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday, at UCI Medical Center in Orange County.
Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning, however they have not done so yet.
Mitch lived in Huntington Beach but grew up in Riverside where the band formed years ago. Suicide Silence’s first album release was “The Cleansing,” which came out in ’07 and they also released two other albums, “No Time To Bleed” (2009) and “The Black Crown” (2011).
Suicide Silence toured on the Mayhem Festival in ’08 and 2011 and also picked up two consecutive Revolver Golden Gods Awards for most innovative band and best new band. The band was scheduled to perform at California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on Saturday, Nov. 24 and on the Outbreak Tour with Asking Alexandria and As I Lay Dying.
The 28-year-old will be dearly missed by metal fans across the world.
“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” ~ http://www.facebook.com/suicidesilence