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Published: 01 November 2012 10:23 AM
Lucker, 28, was riding his black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle in Huntington Beach, where he lives, about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the city’s Police Department. He lost control, collided with a light pole at the intersection of Main and 13th streets, and was ejected.
The motorcycle kept moving, and hit a Nissan Titan pickup. The truck’s occupants were not injured, nor were nearby trick-or-treaters, police said.
Lucker was seriously injured and was treated on scene by paramedics, then taken to UCI Medical Center. According to the Orange County coroner’s office, he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:17 a.m. Thursday.
The investigation into the cause of the collision or whether alcohol was a factor is ongoing, police said.
“There’s no easy way to say this,” the band said in a statement 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.”
Lucker lived in Riverside from the time he started kindergarten until he was 21. Suicide Silence formed a decade ago from friends who knew each other in the local music scene, playing venues such as the now-defunct Showcase Theatre in Corona.
Greg Lucker, the singer’s uncle, who lives in Murrieta, had photographed Suicide Silence on stage. He said Thursday that before one show in Las Vegas, he saw his nephew on the side of the stage, getting pumped up for the performance.
“He looked over and he saw me and for that split second, he became Mitchell, that little boy,” Greg Lucker said.
A moment later, the singer was back into his onstage persona: a dynamic performer who bounded across the stage, contorting his face to sing the band’s gritty vocals.
The band’s debut album, “The Cleansing,” came out in 2007 and was followed by two other albums, including 2011’s “The Black Crown,” which was written in Big Bear.
Suicide Silence toured on the Mayhem Festival in 2008 and 2011 and earned two consecutive Revolver Golden Gods Awards, for most innovative band and best new band.
“We wanted to make this aggressive, heavy or fast music. It’s fun to play; it’s something to do on a summer’s night, because there’s nothing to do. It’s like, ‘Yeah, let’s have a show.’ That means everyone gets together,” Lucker said in a 2011 interview with The Press-Enterprise.
The news of Lucker’s death, spread quickly through social media, with “R.I.P. Mitch Lucker” and Suicide Silence trending on Twitter. A number of Inland musicians in the metal scene and beyond also reached out on social media.
“We’ve seen this band go from opening up at the Showcase in Corona to blowing up worldwide! Rest In Peace brother. Our condolences to his family,” Inland metal band Sangre posted on Facebook.
Lucker is survived by his wife, Jolie, and 5-year-old daughter, Kenadee. His father, Kip Lucker, is a Riverside resident. He also survived by his brothers, Cliff and Kelton, and his mother, Denise.
reported earlier -from http://news.lalate.com
Mitch Lucker is dead at 28, claims local news. The Suicide Silence singer purportedly died in a crash overnight, reports Press Enterprise. The death was reported earlier this morning November 1, 2012 by the Riverside based newspaper. No confirmation, however, has yet to be given by the band or its members.
The Riverside Press Enterprise Newspaper is reporting that Lucker purportedly died in a motorcycle crash last night. Officials tell news that Lucker was allegedly hospitalized after the crash which erupted shortly before 9 pm on Halloween.
Lucker was purportedly transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange County after the crash. The Orange County Coroner’s Office, however, reportedly confirmed to news today that Lucker died at 6:17 am. Family members have yet to confirm the same to news.
The band’s next appearance was set for California Metalfest VI later this month. No changes have yet to be announced about that concert date. Metal Injection reports that Lucker leaves behind behind a daughter, Kenadee Lucker.
Mitch Lucker’s last reported tweet was Wednesday evening. In it, he said “the dead are living”. With the tweet, he shared an Instagram photo of him dressed up for Halloween.