Chuck Mosley, original lead singer for Faith No More and brief frontman for Bad Brains, has died at age 57. His family released a statement as follows on Mosley’s passing:
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 joined Faith No More in 1985, replacing none other than Courtney Love, who had a brief stint as the band’s lead singer. He helped lead the band through their first two major studio albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, before being unofficially fired from the band in 1988 and replaced by Mike Patton. Chuck then went on to join multiple projects, including a 2-year span with Bad Brains, before fading from the spotlight and working on smaller solo projects.
Check out Chuck at work in the music video for one of FNM’s biggest hits (and later theme song for Dirty Jobs) “We Care a Lot.”