Ex-Faith No More singer died of a heroin overdose
American singer-songwriter Charles Henry Mosley III, best known as the frontman for Faith No More from 1984 to 1988 was found dead last Thursday (Nov. 9) by a friend and his longtime partner, Pip Logan, in their Cleveland home. Cops suspect he died of a heroin overdose, since they found syringes, a baggie and a spoon with residue next to his body.
Logan told cops she last saw Chuck earlier that day around 11 AM. She and the friend returned just before 8 PM to find Mosley’s lifeless body on the living room floor. The singer’s family described his death as being “due to the disease of addiction.”
It will take weeks before the Medical Examiner’s office gets toxicology results. Mosley – who was 57 – played with the funk-metal band in the ’80s, after replacing Courtney Love. During his tenure with the band, they released two albums, ‘We Care A Lot’ and ‘Introduce Yourself’.
His family released a statement that read: “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.”
Faith No More released the following statement on its Facebook page: “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.”