Heavy metal fans were devastated and in mourning upon hearing the news that Mitch Lucker, who is the singer for Suicide Silence, died Wednesday due to a motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach.
Mitch Lucker, 28-years old, was riding his 2013 black Harley-Davidson south on Main Street around 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday when he was reported to have hit a light pole near the intersection of 13th Street. Lucker had apparently lost control of his motorcycle and ended up being thrown from it after he hit the pole, according to a release from the department.
It was also reported that once Lucker was ejected, the motorcycle continued moving forward and collided with a pickup truck heading north on Main. Luckily, the driver of the truck was not injured. According to the Orange County coroner’s office, Lucker was treated at the scene by paramedics before taking him to UC Irvine Medical Center where he died shortly after 6 a.m.
On Suicide Silence’s Facebook page, it said that they planned on a candlelight vigil for Lucker that was to be held on Thursday night on their social media accounts. It was held at Main Street and 12th Street in Huntington Beach, which was near the collision that ultimately led to his death. Also on the band’s Facebook page was a statement posted Thursday morning in regards to Lucker’s death that said, “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”
Ironically, Lucker was known to be an avid rider of motorcycles and reporter Brittany Moseley, from ATLPress, recently spoke with him about a future piece she was writing regarding musicians who ride Harley-Davidsons. She asked him why he was attracted to riding motorcycles, in which he responded, “The danger in it. Being a frontman in a band, you get addicted to adrenaline rushes. When you’re onstage, there’s not more of a rush. When I get home from touring, I need to find something to match that so I don’t get my adrenaline withdrawals. Being exposed to every element of danger while you’re sitting on a motor—that to me is freedom.”
Though no one else was hurt, police are investigating if alcohol played a role in the accident. The heavy metal band, Suicide Silence, has been in existence for approximately ten years. The band toured during the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011 and was to perform at the California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on November 24th. Mitch Lucker leaves behind a wife, Jolie Lucker, and a 5-year-old daughter named Kenadee.
Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence Dies at 28
The lead singer of metal rock band Suicide Silence, Mitch Lucker, died Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash.
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