'Suicide Silence' metal singer Mitch Lucker dies following motorcycle crash
Singer Mitch Lucker of the metal band Suicide Silence died Thursday morning in Orange County following a Halloween motorcycle crash. He was 28 years old.
Lucker crashed around 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night in Huntington Beach, according to a press release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. He was driving a black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle and hit a light pole, according to the release, flinging him from his bike. His motorcycle kept going down the street and hit a Nissan pick-up truck, but those inside that vehicle and nearby trick-or-treaters avoided injury.
Lucker was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he later died.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation, according to police, including whether alcohol was a factor.
Suicide Silence announced a candlelight vigil for Lucker to be held Thursday night at 8 p.m. on their social media accounts. It's set for Main Street and 12th Street in Huntington Beach — near the collision that led to Lucker's death.
The band’s most recent album “The Black Crown” was released last summer, and they recently appeared on the Vans Warped Tour. They were scheduled to play the California Metalfest in San Bernardino later this month, as well as the upcoming Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.
Lucker was asked what attracted him to motorcycles.
“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.”
Lucker’s record label Nuclear Blast issued a statement, offering their condolences to Lucker’s family, friends, band members and fans.