Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker has died after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday (31Oct12).
The rocker was transported to the University of California Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on Thursday morning (01Nov12), reports Blabbermouth.com
The tragedy occurred just hours after he posted an image of himself on Twitter.com dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween, alongside an eerie post which reads: "The dead are living..."
A statement from the band reads: "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."
Bosses at the group's record label, Nuclear Blast Records, also expressed their condolences, adding, "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.
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