Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence honored by fans at candlelight vigil following death
Fans flocked to a vigil held for Mitch Lucker in Huntington Beach, Calif. Thursday evening (Nov. 1) after the Suicide Silence singer died due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash. The band put together the memorial not long after the accident occurred, and asked those who were available to come say goodbye to Lucker at the place of his death.
"Words cannot even describe the amount of love expressed at tonight's candlelight vigil. It was truly incredibly," the extreme metal band tweeted during the vigil, along with a picture of those in attendance.
There was also a more personal memorial for friends, family and a few fans at the Grind in Riverside, Lucker's hometown. Lucker's longtime friend, Jacob Cato, wrote a message to the Suicide Silence frontman on a banner, according to The Press Enterprise.
"You made your mark. You touched peoples lives across the world. You built a career from garage band dreams. And in the process you kept the same friends and added some along the way," it reads.
Prior to the crash, which took place the night of Oct. 31, Lucker had tweeted a picture in his Halloween costume along with the caption, "The dead are living." Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif.
"There's no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident," the band announced on its Facebook page following the news Nov. 1. "This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts."