Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker
We never like to hear about the early demise of anyone but there’s an added poignancy when it hits very close to home, such as with the saddening news of the death of Mitch Lucker, singer and frontman for the heavy metal band Suicide Silence who was killed in a motorcycle accident not too far from us here over in Huntington Beach, California, according to reports from the Los Angeles Times.
The news first broke ion the band’s Facebook page on Thursday morning which read: "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."
A Huntington Beach native, the 28 year old Lucker was reportedly riding a black 2013 Harley south on Main St around 8:55 pm on Wednesday when he lost control of the motorcycle, causing him to hit a light pole near the intersection of 13th St and was thrown from the vehicle after the impact.
According to the Orange County coroner’s office, Lucker was treated at the scene by paramedics but died shortly after 6 am the following morning at UC Irvine Medical Center.
Suicide Silence were among one of the more promising bands in the Orange County metal scene, having released three albums to date — 2007's "The Cleansing," 2009's "No Time to Bleed" and last year's "The Black Crown" — through the record label Century Media, who described the band as "the defining modern death metal band for a new generation."