Metal singer Mitch Lucker dies in motorcycle crash

Singer Mitch Lucker of the metal band Suicide Silence died Thursday morning in Orange County following a Halloween motorcycle crash. He was 28 years old.
Lucker crashed around 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night in Huntington Beach – according to a press release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. He was driving a black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle and hit a light pole, according to the release, flinging him from his bike. His motorcycle kept going down the street and hit a Nissan pick-up truck, but those inside that vehicle and nearby trick-or-treaters avoided injury.
Lucker was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he later died.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation – according to police – including whether alcohol was a factor.

Metal singer Mitch Lucker dies in motorcycle crash
Mitch Lucker.

Nuclear Blast Records has issued a statement – 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 official Facebook page.
Mitch Lucker (vocalist for Suicide Silence) died earlier today at the UCI Medical Center in Orange County after being involved in a motorcycle accident last night. He leaves behind a wife and daughter. He was 28 years old.
Suicide Silence had recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records and, as of last week, had begun work on a new album [source]. Bloody-Disgusting premiered their video for “Genocide” to support Saw VI.

Lucker (28) was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the Orange County corner’s office. The singer was involved in the accident not long after posting a photo to his Twitter feed in which he appeared to be costumed for Halloween.
“There’s no easy way to say this” – the band wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “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.”
“The world lost an incredible musician today” – read a tweet from the band’s record label, Hawthorne-based Century Media. “Our hearts are with all friends, family, and fans. RIP Mitch Lucker, you will be missed by many.”
On the band’s Twitter feed Thursday it announced – “There will be a candlelight vigil held for Mitch tonight at 8pm in Huntington Beach at Main St. & 12th. This is open to anyone to attend.”
Suicide Silence released its debut album (“The Cleansing”) in 2007 and toured the next year with with Slipknot and Disturbed on the Mayhem Festival. In 2009 Revolver magazine named the band best new talent at its annual Golden Gods Awards. Last year the group put out its latest album (“The Black Crown”) and took part in Mayhem for a second time.

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