Written by: Alex Green
Stereo Embers has learned that Chuck Mosley, the lead vocalist of Faith No More (1984-1988) has died.
Mosley was 57.
Details are few, but his family released the following statement on social media:
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.
Mosley, who replaced Courtney Love as the singer of the band back in 1984, sang on two of Faith No More’s albums: We Care A Lot and Introduce Yourself.
Faith No More played a searing hybrid of metal, funk and punk rock and Mosley was the perfect frontman for that sound. He was a charismatic mixture of muscle and groove, whirling about the stage in improvised bursts of calisthenics and dance.
After leaving the band, Mosley sang for Bad Brains, Cement, VUA, Indoria and Primitive Race.