Chuck Schuldiner

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Chuck Schuldiner
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Chuck Schuldiner on tour in Scotland, 1992
Background information
Birth name Charles Michael Schuldiner
Also known as "The Father of Death Metal", "Evil Chuck" (at start of career)[1]
Born (1967-05-13)May 13, 1967
Origin Glen Cove, New York
Died December 13, 2001(2001-12-13) (aged 34)
Genres Death metal, progressive metal, technical death metal, heavy metal[2][3]
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active 1983–2001
Associated acts Death
Control Denied
Website The Official Chuck Schuldiner Website
Notable instruments
B.C. Rich Stealth model
B.C. Rich Mockingbird model
B.C. Rich Ignitor model

Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was a key member of the death metal band, Death. The band were a major influence on other death metal bands. He is often called 'the Father of Death metal' [4] He died of pneumonia in 2001, after a long battle with brain cancer.

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