Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker died Thursday morning after succumbing to injuries from a motorcycle collision on Halloween night.

The 28-year-old musician lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a light pole in Huntington Beach at around 8:55 p.m., said police to Newport Beach Patch. The collision threw him from the bike, and the motorcycle kept sliding down the street until it struck a pickup truck. Lucker was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he died the next morning at 6:17 a.m.

No one else was injured, and police are investigating to see if alcohol played a role in the crash, reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Members of the band announced Lucker's death on Facebook and invited fans and supporters to a candlelit vigil in memory of Lucker at 8 p.m. on Huntington Beach Thursday. From the band's Facebook page:

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


Suicide Silence is a heavy metal band that has been around for ten years. The group toured on the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, and was slated to perform at the California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on Nov. 24.

Lucker leaves behind wife Jolie Lucker and a 5-year-old daughter named Kenadee. She is pictured in the slideshow below, in the arms of her father while on stage.

UPDATE Nov. 2: More context about Suicide Silence, via the Associated Press.

Suicide Silence members include guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, bass player Dan Kenny and drummer Alex Lopez.

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Suicide Silence has released three Century Media albums: "The Cleansing," "No Time to Bleed" and "The Black Crown."

Century Media's website describes Suicide Silence as the "modern death metal band for a new generation."

Lucker said on the record company website that the band is carving out an abrasive niche of its own.

"No imitators, no second guessing. I want it to be known," Lucker said. "It's the same thing as when you pop in a Korn, Deftones, or Slipknot CD: you know that stamp is there."

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  • Mitch Lucker with his daughter.

  • Mitch Lucker in the hospital for a bone infection.