As Rolling Stone report, his family confirmed in a statement that he died this week after battling addiction.
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction,” the statement reads.
“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 the lead-singer of the band from 1984 to 1988, appearing on their first two albums We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself.
He was fired from the group in 1988 and eventually replaced with Mike Patton who is still the lead-singer of the band.
Following Faith No More, he joined punk bad Bad Brains before forming Cement who released two albums in the ’90s. In 2009, he released his own solo record Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food.
In the past few years he’s reunited with Faith No More on multiple occasions, most recently to celebrate a reissue of their debut album in 2016.