We are shocked and saddened to report Metal Church singer Mike Howe has passed away. He was 55-years-old. No cause of death has been revealed. Metal Church confirmed the news of his passing on the band’s Facebook with 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.”
Howe was with Metal Church from 1988-1996 and returned in 2015. His Metal Church debut was on the group’s third studio album, Blessing in Disguise, and his final album was 2018’s Damned If You Do.
— Todd La Torre (@ToddLaTorre) July 27, 2021
So sad to hear of the untimely passing of Mike Howe (centered) of @metalchurchis1. I finally met him for the first time this photo was taken in Vegas 04/19. Condolences to his family, friends and fans! pic.twitter.com/C9yIx0iH2J
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) July 27, 2021
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Howe’s family and friends during this difficult time.