The former lead singer of seminal metal group Faith No More has died at the age of just 57, according to a statement released by his family.
The music star – whose full name was Charles Henry Mosley III, died due to complications related to “the disease of addiction,” according to the statement.
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on 9 November 2017, due to the disease of addiction,’ read the 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.
Chuck was the lead singer of the band from 1984 to 1988, featuring on the first two albums — We Care A Lot and Introduce Yourself.
He joined Faith No More replacing, among others, Courtney Love who had a brief stint as lead singer.
The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses.
Faith No More also released a statement following his death, which said: “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 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.”