The frontman for the heavy-metal band “Suicide Silence” died on Thursday from catastrophic injuries that he sustained in a Halloween motorcycle accident.
Authorities say that 28-year-old Mitchell Lucker was driving his Harley-Davidson in Huntington Beach, California, on Halloween night when he lost control of the bike and slammed into a light pole. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. on Huntington Beach’s Main Street. The rocker died in Irvine’s University of California Medical Center.
After the initial crash, Lucker’s motorcycle continued down the street and hit a pickup truck. MSNBC reports that the two people in the pickup truck and nearby trick-or-treaters were uninjured.
Investigators have not determined why the rock star lost control of his bike.
The band Suicide Silence was formed in 2002 in Riverside, California. After releasing three demos, the band signed a record deal and released three albums. The last album, 2011’s The Black Crown, was a top 30 hit.
“There’s no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident,” the band wrote on its official Facebook Page. “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.”<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS