Original Faith No More Vocalist Chuck Mosley Dies at 57
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Faith No More’s original vocalist Chuck Mosley has passed away at the age of 57. The cause of death, the family says, is “the disease of addiction.”
Read the family’s statement below:
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.”
The band has also issued a statement regarding Mosley’s passing:
“It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. He was a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part. How fortunate we are to have been able to perform with him last year in a reunion style when we re-released our very first record. His enthusiasm, his sense of humor, his style and his bravado will be missed by so many. We were a family, an odd and dysfunctional family, and we’ll be forever grateful for the time we shared with Chuck.”
The singer appeared in the band’s debut “We Care A Lot” and their sophomore “Introduce Yourself” before being replaced by Mike Patton. He was never bad blood between him and the band. He even performed with them in a brief run of shows last year in celebration of the reissue of "We Care A Lot."