Mitch Lucker, frontman of the metal band Suicide Silence, has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach, California.
Lucker was transported to University of California Irvine Medical Center shortly after 9 pm Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at 6:17 am Thursday.
The crash happened just a couple of hours after he posted a picture of himself on Twitter dressed as a skeleton for Halloween. Accompanying the picture was a caption, “The dead are living…”
Suicide Silence released a statement following Lucker’s death:
“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.”
The band’s record label also released a statement:
“Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss. He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.”
Lucker was originally from Huntington Beach, but grew up in Riverside, where Suicide Silence formed a decade ago. The band members knew each other from the local music scene when they used to play at the now-defunct Showcase Theater in Corona.
He was hospitalized in September after developing an infection caused by a broken elbow. Lucker said he had woken up inside an ambulance because “everyone thought [he] was dead.” He said he didn’t know if he was dead or not at one point or if he had just passed out.
Mitch Lucker is survived by his young daughter Kenadee Isis. Our condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.