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Former Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley dies

By | Published on Monday 13 November 2017

Chuck Mosley

Former Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley has died, aged 57. In a statement, his family said that his life had ended “due to the disease of addiction”.

Mosley joined the band in 1983, appearing on their first two albums, ‘We Care A Lot’ and ‘Introduce Yourself’. However, his behaviour while touring the second record became increasingly erratic and he was replaced by Mike Patton in 1988.

Subsequently, Mosley worked on various projects, including joining Bad Brains in the early 1990s. He released his debut solo album, ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food’, in 2009. And last year Moseley performed two shows with Faith No More to mark the re-issue of ‘We Care A Lot’.

On Saturday, his family issued a statement saying: “After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on 9 Nov 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”.

Faith No More added in their own statement: “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”, they went on. “His enthusiasm, his sense of humour, 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”.

Mosley is survived by his partner Pip Logan, their two children Erica and Sophie, and a grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley.