Metal Church frontman Mike Howe has passed away

Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe has passed away, he was 55. A cause of death has not been revealed. The group revealed the news yesterday, issuing the following statement:

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.