Terrible news from the world of Chuck Mosley, the vocalist who joined Faith No More in the mid-’80s, died on Thursday (November 9th), at the age of 57. According to the family’s statement (below), Mosley succumbed to his disease of addiction after a “long period of sobriety.”.
Although Mosley performed with a number of bands through the years since his departure from Faith No More, there’s no question that his role in the band’s early years was crucial to what they became. Who could ever forget such great and classic songs as “Anne’s Song,” “Chinese Arithmetic,” “We Care A Lot,” “Why Do You Bother,” “Arabian Disco,” “Blood,” and more?
Mosley’s latest endeavor was with Primitive Race, which was receiving mixed reviews, but the band was infinitely better with Mosley upfront.
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.
Faith No More added in 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.
Rock Hard \m/