In yet another piece of sad news to hit the rock & metal community in the year 2012, we can confirm that Suicide Silence's singer Mitch Lucker passed away yesterday afternoon after a motorcycle accident. Nuclear Blast, who Suicide Silence have recently signed a record deal with, have issued the following statement on the band's behalf:
It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
NUCLEAR BLAST would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss.
He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.
Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence
The remaining members of Suicide Silence also confirmed the news via the band's twitter account with this short update:
There's no easy way to say this. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker - We Love You Brother
All the team from ScribesOfMetal send their heartfelt condolences to Mitch's family, especially his wife and daughter, as well as his friends and everyone connected with Suicide Silence. Those who want to send messages to the band please do so via the Suicide Silence Facebook page.