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Chuck Schuldiner
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Chuck Schuldiner on tour in Scotland, 1992
Background information
Birth nameCharles Michael Schuldiner
Also known as"The Father of Death Metal", "Evil Chuck" (at start of career)[1]
Born(1967-05-13)May 13, 1967
OriginGlen Cove, New York
DiedDecember 13, 2001(2001-12-13) (aged 34)
GenresDeath metal, progressive metal, technical death metal, heavy metal[2][3]
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass
Years active1983–2001
Associated actsDeath
Control Denied
WebsiteThe Official Chuck Schuldiner Website

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.