About me: He was born to Emily and Mitch Patterson; he was their only child. His death at 17 years old in 1995 devastated them, even 25 years on. Sometime in the early 1990s, Luke formed a band with his friends Alex, Reggie, and Bobby called Sunset Curve. Luke's parents were disapproving of his dream to be in a rock band, which caused a rift between him and his parents and resulted in Luke running away from home.
One night in July 1995, Sunset Curve was due to play at an A-list performance venue called The Orpheum in Los Angeles, which has kickstarted many bands’ careers. According to Luke, "We're playing the Orpheum, I can't even count how many bands have played here and then ended up being huge." After performing Now or Never for a soundcheck, Luke, Reggie, and Alex went to get "street dogs" (hotdogs sold on the street) for dinner, which ended up giving them food poisoning and killing them.