It's a tragic day in the music world today as one of the truly great young vocalists of our time, Mitch Lucker, singer for Riverside, CA band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash. He was 28 years old.
The fatal accident took place around 9pm Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. Only two hours before, Lucker had tweeted a picture of himself dressed for Halloween, with the caption "The dead are living…"
He was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange County and later pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
"There's no easy way to say this," the band said in a statement on their Facebook page. "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."
Suicide Silence made a massive impact on crowds and musical peers on the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011, earning two consecutive Revolver Golden Gods Awards along the way – for most innovative band and best new band.
Sadly, the energetic frontman leaves behind a young daughter.
The band was scheduled to perform at California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Check out a sample of what Suicide Silence brought to the music world: