Photo by Lara Cappelli, via Suicide Silence’s Facebook.

We normally try to avoid the rumor mill when it comes to death because it is a very serious issue, but according to a site called The Press Enterprise (whose legitimacy is backed up via a tweet from Sergeant D), Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker was involved in a deadly Motorcycle Crash:

Mitch Lucker, singer for the Riverside heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, after being in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night.

The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange County.

Coroner’s officials said Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning.

Rock Sound has also confirmed the news with the Orange County coroner’s office.

Update 2:21 PM: The band’s label Nuclear Blast has also confirmed Mitch’s passing, offering a statement:

It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.

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 www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence and Twitter www.twitter.com/suicidesilence pages.

Update 3:00 PM: The band themselves have issued a statement:

“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”

This is unbelievably tragic. It doesn’t take a fan to realize that life lost at such a young age is absolutely horrible. I was never really a fan of his work, but he was an undeniably talented frontman whose work has touched many people. We’ll keep this post updated when more news comes in. RIP, Mitch. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

– JR