Mitch Lucker: Gone But Never Forgotten
The music industry got a bit darker today with the sudden and completely unforeseen passing of one of the most influential, kind hearted, loving, revolutionary singers of our generation, Mitchell Adam Lucker. He was not only the front man for SUICIDE SILENCE, he was a loving husband and absolutely devoted father. It is being reported that around 9pm Wednesday October 31st he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, California. For several hours he remained in the hospital where around 6am Thursday November 1st, he was declared dead. This subsequently sent a shockwave throughout the music industry. Media websites and music news sites blew up with articles, reports and posts from the media and fans alike. His band SUICIDE SILENCE thusly posted “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”. Nothing is more heartbreaking then the passing of someone who had so much going for him and a family unlike any other.
In 2009 I met their manager Jerry Clubb and a few months later I was introduced to Mitch and the entire SUICIDE SILENCE crew in Texas while they were destroying stages on the Pedal To The Metal Tour. The amounts of fun that were always had with that crew of people was unrivaled and envied by most. I had the pleasure of photographing the band multiple times throughout the years. If you have ever attended a SUICIDE SILENCE show, you know that it is something everyone must attend at one point or another in their life. They weren’t like other bands in the same genre spectrum. Their sound set the standard for many bands.
The music industry will never be the same from this day forward.
UPDATE 11/06/2012: A fund has been set up by SUICIDE SILENCE themselves. Please head over to SuicideSilence.net/Donate and donate anything you can. If you donate $20 of more you will receive a commemorative t-shirt made especially for this sad occasion. The band along with the family greatly appreciate anything and everything that is contributed.