Chuck Mosley, Former Faith No More Singer, Dies At 57

By Bryan Le 11/13/17

Mosley's family wants the world to know about the singer's addiction-related death with the hopes it could help someone else struggling with sobriety.

Chuck Mosley performing at Looney Tunes Records in Babylon, NY, on July 18, 2016.
Chuck Mosley's family wants his legacy to be healing.

Chuck Mosley, the singer of the band Faith No More, passed away on Thursday “due to the disease of addiction,” according to a statement by his family. He was 57.

Mosley sang for Faith No More’s first hit in 1987, an experimental rap-rock track called “We Care a Lot”—also the theme to the Discovery Channel reality series Dirty Jobs. He soon moved on to another band, Bad Brains, in the early 90s before embarking on a solo career. But, as his family acknowledges, he was not without his vices.

“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction,” the Mosley family wrote in their statement. “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.”

Mosley’s music career was affected by his unpredictable behavior. He infamously fell asleep on stage during Faith No More’s Introduce Yourself release party. Though he had a few legal disputes with the band after leaving, they have since had a reunion and Mosley has made several guest appearances in their shows.

Faith No More said 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."

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