Some very sad news to report. Original Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley has passed away. He was 57 years old.
His family confirmed the news by releasing an official 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.”
Mosley appeared on the band's first two albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself. While the band saw much greater success with Mosley's successor, Mike Patton, there is no doubt that Mosley contributed to shaping the band's sound. Those two albums are legendary in their own right, and classics that still hold up today. He will be missed.
Update: Faith No More have released a statement on Mosley's passing, writing he "as 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." Read their full statement here.
Mosley was keeping busy this year with a "Reintroduce Yourself" solo tour. When Faith No More were doing their reunion tour the last few years, Mosley would occasionally join them on stage, including playing two full sets in 2016 with him: