Metal Church Singer Mike Howe's Cause of Death Revealed

Officials have now ruled his death a suicide
Metal Church Singer Mike Howe's Cause of Death Revealed
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Early this week, Metal Church frontman Mike Howe sadly passed away. And while there were many unanswered questions concerning his death, officials have now ruled his death a suicide.

According to a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department, Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging, TMZ reports. As such, authorities are now calling his death a suicide.

In response to the news, the surviving members of Metal Church released the following statement [via Blabbermouth]:

If you knew Mike Howe, then you knew he was a truly good human being who loved his friends, his family and his many fans around the world. He would always go the extra mile to make someone feel good and he would always give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. We ask that you remember Mike in that way and for the amazing metal music he created.

As to what really happened? He was victimized by a failing health-care system and subsequently poisoned by the venom of Big Pharma. In short and in essence, he fell prey to the real 'Fake Healer'...enough said. #truth

Godspeed Mike Howe, WE LOVE YOU!!!"

As previously reported, police found Howe dead on Monday night (July 26) in his home in Eureka, CA. At the time, police said that neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in his death.

Howe fronted Metal Church from 1988 to 1994, before officially rejoining the band in 2015.

He was 55.