Death metal fans mourn as the frontman for rising band Suicide Silence, lead singer Mitchell Lucker, died yesterday following injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.
The 28-year-old who lives in Huntington Beach crashed into a Nissan Titan pickup truck on Wednesday, Halloween night at 8:55 p.m., and then slammed into a Main Street light pole, according to a news release from the local police. He was taken to the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center where he died the following day.
"There’s no easy way to say this," the band eased into the sad news via a post on its Facebook page Thursday. "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 band also tweeted images of fans raising candles during light vigil held at the site of the accident, Main Street and 12th. “Words cannot even describe the amount of love expressed at tonight’s candlelight vigil. It was truly incredibly [sic]” they wrote. The group has had three albums, “The Cleansing,” “No Time to Bleed,” and “The Black Crown,” and a solid following.
In a prescient update, Mitch’s final tweet on his account is an Instagram photo of himself in skeleton make up with the accompanying caption “The dead are living…” less than 24 hours before the accident.