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Suicide Silence frontman Mitchell Luker dies

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Mitchell Lucker, frontman for the death-metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday of injuries in a Southern California motorcycle crash. He was 28.

Lucker lost control of his black 2013 Harley-Davidson in Huntington Beach at 8:55 p.m. on Halloween night and slammed into a Main Street light pole, police said. He died at University of California, Irvine, Medical Center.

Lucker, who lived in Huntington Beach, was ejected while the motorcycle continued south and crashed into a Nissan Titan pickup truck, police said. Two people in the pickup and nearby trick-or-treaters weren't hurt.

The accident was being investigated to determine whether alcohol was a factor, police said.

Fans gathered Thursday night for a candlelight vigil at the crash site.

Riverside-based Suicide Silence members include guitarists Chris Garza and Mark Heylmun, bass player Dan Kenny and drummer Alex Lopez.

Suicide Silence has released three Century Media albums: "The Cleansing," "No Time to Bleed" and "The Black Crown."

-- AP

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