Charles ‘Chuck; Henry Mosley III, the former lead vocalist for Faith No More, died on Thursday 9th of November aged 57.
His family released the following 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 also released this statement on their Facebook:
“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.”
Mosley was in Faith No More between 1984 and 1988 during the recording of their first two albums, most notably their break-out single ‘We Care A Lot’.
After FNM, Mosley enjoyed a stint with Bad Brains and worked with bands such as Cement and Primitive Race. He also re-united with FNM for a one off performance in 2015.