Chuck Mosley, best known for fronting Faith No More in the 1980s, has died. He was 57.
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life on November 9th, 2017 due to the disease of addiction,” reads a statement from the singer’s family, via Blabbermouth. “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.”
They add: “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.”
A Los Angeles native, Mosley joined Faith No More in 1983, and can be heard on the band’s first two albums, 1985’s We Care A Lot and 1987’s Introduce Yourself. He was fired from the group in 1988 and replaced by Mike Patton.
After Faith No More, Mosley also fronted Bad Brains and funk-metal band Cement, and released a few solo albums. He joined Faith No More on stage during the band’s recent reunion.
This writer will always salute his efforts on one of Faith No More’s absolute best songs, “As The Worm Turns.”
Watch some Mosley clips below, and see an additional statement from EMP Label Group’s Thom Hazaert.