Metal Church Frontman Mike Howe's Death Ruled Suicide, Cops Say

According to cops who discovered the body of Mike Howe, the Metal Church's former frontman took his own life.The Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept spokesperson. According to TMZ, Mike died from asphyxia caused by hanging. Officially, it is a suicide.We reported that police received a call Monday morning just after 10 in Eureka, CA regarding a report about an untimely death at a residence. We were told that Mike was dead when deputies arrived on the scene.The Sheriff's Dept. The Sheriff's Dept. also confirmed that drugs and alcohol were not suspected to have been factors in the death of the 55-year old singer. Also, no controlled substances and paraphernalia were discovered in the house where he died.Mike joined Metal Church in 1980s. He helped to record their third album, "Blessing in Disguise", which featured one of their most iconic songs, "Badlands".