Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker dies after crash

Suicide Silence
Mitch Lucker (second right) died after crashing his motorcycle

Mitch Lucker, lead singer in extreme heavy metal band Suicide Silence, has died after a motorcycle crash.

The 28-year-old died after he lost control of his Harley Davidson in Huntington Beach, California and crashed into a light pole.

The crash happened on 31 October and the singer died the next day.

Police are looking into the cause of the crash and whether alcohol was a factor.

"There's no easy way to say this," the band posted on Facebook.

"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."

The Black Crown, the band's third and most recent album, reached number nine on the Billboard hard rock chart.

A candlelight vigil was held for the singer in Huntington Beach on Thursday evening [1 November].

On Twitter, the band posted: "Words cannot even describe the amount of love expressed at tonight's candlelight vigil. It was truly incredible."