We have some sad news to report today. Original Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley has passed away at the age of 57. His family confirmed the news by releasing this statement, “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.”
Faith No More released this, “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.”
Chuck was the vocalist on Faith No More‘s first two albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, which featured some of the biggest hits in the band’s career. He was replaced by Mike Patton in 1988, but there’s no doubt that he was essential into creating the band’s sound that has influenced countless numbers of artists. He will be missed.