Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence passed away this morning after a motorcycle accident. Read below:
Mitch Lucker, singer for the Riverside heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 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.
Coroner’s officials said Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning.
The 28-year-old lived in Huntington Beach but grew up in Riverside, where the band formed a decade ago from friends who knew each other in the local music scene, playing venues such as the now-defunct Showcase Theater in Corona.
The band’s debut album, “The Cleansing,” came out in 2007 and was followed by two other albums, including 2011’s “The Black Crown,” which was written in Big Bear.
Suicide Silence toured on the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011 and also earned two consecutive Revolver Golden Gods Awards, for most innovative band and best new band.
“We wanted to make this aggressive, heavy or fast music. It’s fun to play; it’s something to do on a summer’s night, because there’s nothing to do. It’s like, ‘Yeah, let’s have a show.’ That means everyone gets together,” Lucker said in a 2011 interview.
The band was scheduled to perform at California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on Saturday, Nov. 24.
We will have more updates about this story as it develops.
Statement form the band below:
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