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Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence killed in motorcycle crash

November 01, 2012|By Mikael Wood
  • Mitch Lucker, center, of Riverside's Suicide Silence, died Thursday.
Mitch Lucker, center, of Riverside's Suicide Silence, died Thursday. (Century Media )

Frontman Mitch Lucker of the popular Riverside heavy-metal band Suicide Silence died following a motorcycle crash late Wednesday night in Huntington Beach.

Lucker, 28, was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the Orange County corner's office. The singer was involved in the accident not long after posting a photo to his Twitter feed in which he appeared to be costumed for Halloween.

"There's no easy way to say this," the band wrote in a statement posted on its 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."

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"The world lost an incredible musician today," read a tweet from the band's record label, Hawthorne-based Century Media. "Our hearts are with all friends, family, and fans. RIP Mitch Lucker, you will be missed by many."

On the band's Twitter feed Thursday it announced: “There will be a candlelight vigil held for Mitch tonight at 8pm in Huntington Beach at Main St. & 12th. This is open to anyone to attend.”

Suicide Silence released its debut album, "The Cleansing," in 2007 and toured the next year with with Slipknot and Disturbed on the Mayhem Festival. In 2009 Revolver magazine named the band best new talent at its annual Golden Gods Awards. Last year the group put out its latest album, "The Black Crown," and took part in Mayhem for a second time. Listen to "You Only Live Once," from "The Black Crown," below.

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