Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley dies at 57

Amy Stevenson

Chuck Mosley, former lead singer of rock band Faith No More, has passed away at age 57 following years of addiction issues.

The singer's family released a statement, saying Chuck lost his life to the "the disease of addiction", The Sun reports.

"After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on 9 November 2017, due to the disease of addiction," the statement read.

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Chuck Mosley has died at age 57. Source: Getty

"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."

Despite Chuck's difficult relationship with his former bandmates, the current members of Faith No More - Mike Patton, Billy Gould, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson - also released a statement expressing their grief for their friend.

The singer fronted the band in the 80s, with the current members of Faith No More releasing a statement. Source: Getty

"It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley," the band said.

"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," they continued.

"His enthusiasm, his sense of humour, 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."

Chuck left the band in 1989 and also embarked on a solo career. Source: Getty

Chuck featured on Faith No More's first two albums - We Care A Lot and Introduce Yourself - fronting the band from 1984 to 1988 and cementing the rap-rock genre in music history before departing to join punk outfit Bad Brains.

In 1989, Chuck sued his former band claiming he had "partnership interest" in Faith No More’s financial assets following his departure.

The case was eventually settled, with the singer agreeing to give up his rights to the band's "works, assets and name". He would later embark on a solo career in 2009.

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