The rock and metal world was saddened yesterday by the news that Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker has died at the age of 28.
The singer was involved in a motorcycle accident on Halloween night and passed away from his injuries early on the morning of November 1st. Suicide Silence have issued the following statement:
"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 singer sent a tweet a number of hours before his death which featured him dressed in a Halloween costume. The image featured the caption 'the dead are living', which proved tragic in light of the events that followed.
Suicide Silence formed in Riverside, California in 2002. The band has released three-full length albums, one EP and seven music videos. In 2009, they were presented with the Revolver Golden God award for Best New Talent. The band's third full length album "The Black Crown" was produced by Steve Evetts. The record had dealt with more personal themes than its predecessor, as Lucker had noted in a 2011 interview:
"I still have the same beliefs and same views, but I'm more open to everything. At this point in my life, I don't see the good in making people hate you for something you say. This record [The Black Crown] is for everybody."
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Lucker, the members of Suicide Silence and the band's fans at this time.
RIP Mitchell Adam Lucker