Sad day for heavy metal fans and the music community in general as Mitch Lucker, vocalist of Suicide Silence, has passed away this morning due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach last night.

Nuclear Blast Records, Suicide Silence’s label, released the following official statement today:

“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.”

No word yet on how this will affect Suicide Silence’s upcoming plans, including their appearance at California Metalfest VI in San Bernardino on Saturday, November 24th, alongside Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, and others. Huntington Beach police are investigating the crash, and we’ll keep you posted on the story as it develops.

Twenty-eight is far too young for any life to end, and LA Music Blog offers our condolences to Lucker’s friends and family during this sad time.

For more info:

Suicide Silence
Nuclear Blast Records