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Chuck Mosley, original Faith No More frontman, RIP

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Chuck Mosley, who was the original frontman for Faith No More, has died. He was 57. The sad news was shared today:

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 appeared on Faith no More’s We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, and reunited with them last year to play a couple shows. Faith No More have now shared a 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. 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 also played with Bad Brains in the early ’90s and later fronted funk-metal band Cement. This fall Mosley went on the “Reintroduce Yourself” tour.

Rest in peace, Chuck. Watch the “We Care a Lot” video below.

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