"There’s sad news to report as Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker has died at the age of 28 after a late night motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The Press-Enterprise reports that Lucker passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 1) following the accident. The Orange County coroner’s office said the musician was pronounced dead at 6:17AM PT at the UCI Medical Center in Orange County, Calif. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash Thursday morning and expected to release details once their investigation was complete.
Lucker, a native of Riverside, Calif., formed Suicide Silence with his friends in 2002. The group released their debut disc, ‘The Cleansing’ in 2007 and followed that by the well-received discs ‘No Time to Bleed’ and ‘The Black Crown.’ During his tenure, Lucker and his bandmates won Revolver Gold Gods Awards for Most Innovative Band and Best New Band.
The surviving members of Suicide Silence released the following statement:
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 label, Nuclear Blast Records, issued a statement that reads as follows:
It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
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.
Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence
Loudwire would like to offer its deepest condolences to Mitch Lucker’s family and band mates. Our thoughts are with you during this tragic time."
According to Blabbermouth.net , "Mitch is survived by a five-year-old daughter, Kenadee Isis.
In a 2009 interview with Noisecreep, Lucker admitted that being his daughter's primary caregiver presented a conundrum for him whenever he had to leave her for brief spurts to tour the country. "It's the hardest thing I deal with, but what I'm doing is the reason we have a roof over our heads and that I can take care of her," he said at the time. "I hate being gone, but my family couldn't survive without me going on tour. Tons of fathers out there don't want to wake up and go to work, but they have to, in order provide. I don't consider SUICIDE SILENCE work. I just tell her, 'Daddy is going to leave and go play music now!'" "