Chuck Mosley, the former frontman of seminal funk metal band Faith No More died on November 9, aged 57.

A statement was released by his family as a “warning” to those struggling with addiction:

“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 was Faith No More’s frontman between 1984 and 1988, when he recorded the band’s first two albums We Care A Lot (1985) and Introduce Yourself (1987).

Mosley is renowned for his part in establishing the band’s sound, an amalgam of hip-hop, thrash and hardcore.

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Video for 1987’s ‘Anne’s Song’, the last single released with Mosley on lead vocals

In 1988 he was fired from the band and replaced by Mike Patton.

Mosley joined hardcore Bad Brains from 1990 to 1992, before going on to form funk metal outfit Cement and releasing two records (Cement and Man With The Action Hair).

Faith No More released a statement today, paying tribute to Mosley.

Read their statement in full below:

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, Australia’s ADF can help. Call 1300 85 85 84, email DrugInfo or browse online drug information.

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