Halloween Motorcycle Crash Kills Heavy Metal Singer

Authorities are still investigating the collision that lead to the death of Mitch Lucker, the 28-year-old singer for the heavy metal band Suicide Silence.

Mitch Lucker, singer for the heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday after a Halloween night motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Mitchell Adam Lucker, 28-year-old Huntington Beach resident, passed away at a hospital after his black 2013 Harley Davidson hit a light pole in Huntington Beach, according to the city police department.

Lucker leaves behind a wife and young daughter.

The band posted a statement on their public 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

The accident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street near 13th Street. Investigators said Lucker was traveling south on Main when he lost control. His bike hit a light pole and Lucker was thrown off. The bike continued south on Main until it hit a black 2007 Nissan Titan pickup, which was traveling north on Main. The occupants of the Nissan, as well as nearby trick-or-treaters, were not injured. 

Lucker sustained severe injuries and was treated on scene by Huntington Beach Fire Department paramedics and then transferred to UCI Medical Center.

Officers are looking into the cause of the crash and trying to determine whether alcohol was a factor. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Officer Barr at 714-536-5666.

Suicide Silence is a deathcore band that has been around for about 10 years. The group has three albums, has performed at the Mayhem Festival and won the Revolver Golden God award for "Best New Talent."

Facebook commenters lamented the loss. (Comments have not been edited).

Tony Jessie Gaiten I was going to see him for the first time in metalfest. He was a big inspiration to me .. Now I won't be able to meet him .. you are going to be missed Mitch .

Ronnie Johnson Rest in peace, Mitch.

Val Nobécourt: RIP Mitch, great singer.

Agata Mielewczyk he was too young to die..

Matteo Favaretto I can't believe it.. Rest in Peace Mitch

Dennis Gray Jr. Very sad... Such a great person R.I.P Mitch

Aj Durrell Death of an Idol Leaves a Sore spot in your Chest and a Bad taste in your Mouth. At least Mitch leaves behind a musical legacy and a legion of fans to remember his name.

lilshadow November 02, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Mitch ill miss you :'( You where the best screamo singer<3 You'll always be in my heart. You'll always be My number 1 idol! I love you<3 R.I.P<3
Stephanie lizabeth November 02, 2012 at 06:04 AM
I worked with Mitch on a couple of photoshoots for his band and an interview. He truly was a great guy that loved his daughter more than anything in the world and made every person in the room more than comfortable with his welcoming smile.
Nora Aqqad November 02, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Suicide silence was my favorite screamo band. i dont know how long it will take to heal but suicide silence stops here they better throw in a new lead singer that would define disrespect. Mitch Rest in Peace. We all love you
Noah Hellgren November 02, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I met Mitch at mayhem fest in 2011 and he is the biggest inspiration I have to this day. When I went to shake his hand and say it was an awesome show, he denied the handshake and gave a pound, so for now on I will on give people pounds.R.I.P. Mitch you will never be forgotten
rob rutherford December 27, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Heard on TV tonight Mitch passed away. Sitting here recovering from my own bike accident, wishing Mitch could have also made it. Thoughts go to family and their loss.


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