After the horror onslaught that was 2016, I decided not to focus too much on famous people shuffling off this mortal coil.
But as I scanned through the pages of a traditionally misspelt UK newspaper this morning, I spotted that Chuck Mosley has died.
Not a name that immediately springs to mind for many, I would imagine, but Mosley was the lead singer of Faith No More between 1984 and 1988, i.e. before they got famous.
And he wrote this, a single I bought on 7″ at the time, a sarcastic, satirical response to the Band Aid and USA for Africa charity singles:
His family released this statement:
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on 9 November 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.”
Sad news, powerful message.
Rest easy, Chuck.