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Mitch Lucker, the lead singer of the metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Wednesday night.
According to the L.A. Times, Lucker was riding his motorcycle in Huntington Beach on Wednesday night when he lost control and crashed into a light pole. He was thrown from the motorcycle. Lucker was treated by paramedics and transferred to UCI Medical Center, where he passed away. He was 28 years old.
E! Online reports his motorcycle continued to travel down the road and hit a pickup truck, but no one near the accident was hurt.
Police are investigating if alcohol was involved in the accident.
The band posted the following statement on their 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.”
Examiner reports the metal band has been active for about 10 years and has put out three albums. They were part of the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011.
Candlelight vigils were held for Lucker on Thursday night. He leaves behind his wife, Jolie, and their 5-year-old daughter Kenadee.