Reportedly, Mitch Lucker, the tattooed frontman for the US metal band Suicide Silence, died after being involved in a motorcycle crash in California.
The 28-year-old musician lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a light pole in Huntington Beach at around 8:55 p.m., said police to Newport Beach Patch.
In this regard, the collision threw him from the bike, and the motorcycle kept sliding down the street until it struck a pickup truck. Lucker was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he died the next morning at 6:17 a.m.
However, this is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. No one else was injured, and police are investigating to see if alcohol played a role in the crash, reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise. Riverside-based Suicide Silence members including guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, bass player Dan Kenny and drummer Alex Lopez released the following statement regarding Lucker’s death on the band’s Facebook page.
The band has released three albums — 2007’s “The Cleansing,” 2009’s “No Time to Bleed” and last year’s “The Black Crown” — and is described on the website of its record label, Century Media, as “the defining modern death metal band for a new generation.
Lucker leaves behind wife Jolie Lucker and a 5-year-old daughter named Kenadee. She is pictured in the slideshow below, in the arms of her father while on stage.