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Metal Church Rocker Mike Howe’s Cause of Death Revealed

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Earlier this week, Metal Church frontman Mike Howe was found dead at the age of 55.

A spokesperson for Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department told TMZ that Howe died from asphyxia due to hanging.

His death has been ruled a suicide.

On Monday morning, police responded to a call about an unexpected death at a home in Eureka, California.

Drugs and alcohol were not believed to have been factors in Howe’s death.

Shortly after his death, Metal Church released a statement on Facebook, saying, “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music."

“We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time,” the statement went on.

Howe joined Metal Church after the release of their second album. He was part of the band’s third album “Blessing in Disguise,” which includes hit song “Badlands.”

The band broke up in the mid-‘90s, but eventually got back together. Six years ago, Howe rejoined the band.

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Connie M Minton

Noone knows the obstacles in life he faced and Who are we to Judge anyone!? I send prayers for family n friends

Joan Jett

It is always so sad to hear anything about anyone in the world having this to happen in life . Always remember that no one knows what another person is going through in life and what can lead a person to be so distracted or distraught to turn to drugs alcohol and even death . Sad but so very true ..Prayers for the family and friends to find peace and comfort during this time in life

Novice News

Weather he meets his Maker or not is completely up to God and no one else knows.


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