Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe passed away this morning, July 26, at the age of 55. No cause of death has been publicly disclosed.
The band announced the death themselves earlier this evening via social media. Their post reads in full:
“It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.”
Howe served two stints as the vocalist of Metal Church; from 1988 to 1995, and from 2015 to the present.
On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Howe’s family, friends and bandmates all the best during this difficult time.