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'  He died of pneumonia in 2001, after a long battle with brain cancer.
Chuck Schuldiner on tour in Scotland, 1992
|Birth name||Charles Michael Schuldiner|
|Also known as||"The Father of Death Metal", "Evil Chuck" (at start of career)|
|Born||May 13, 1967|
|Origin||Glen Cove, New York|
|Died||December 13, 2001(aged 34)|
|Genres||Death metal, progressive metal, technical death metal, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass|
|Website||The Official Chuck Schuldiner Website|
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