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|Birth name||Charles Michael Schuldiner|
May 13, 1967|
December 13, 2001 (aged 39)|
|Instruments||guitar / vocals|
Schuldiner was the singer, songwriter, rhythm and lead guitarist of the band Death, which he founded in 1983, initially under the name Mantas.
Battle with cancer
In May 1999, Schuldiner experienced pain in his upper neck and numbness in his right arm / hand, which he initially thought was a pinched nerve. He consulted with a chiropractor who recommended an MRI. Schuldiner was diagnosed with pontine glioma, a type of brain cancer that invades the brain stem, and immediately underwent radiation therapy.
In late October/early November 2001, Schuldiner became ill with pneumonia.
He died on December 13 2001. He is buried in Tampa, Florida.
Chuck once described himself as "a lover of life", "friendship", and "animals." "I would like to live forever, if it was possible", he once said in an interview.
- 1987: Scream Bloody Gore
- 1988: Leprosy
- 1990: Spiritual Healing
- 1991: Human
- 1993: Individual Thought Patterns
- 1995: Symbolic
- 1998: The Sound of Perseverance
- Control Denied
- Chuck Schuldiner
- 2004: Zero Tolerance
- With Voodoocult
- 1994: Killer Patrol Single
- 1994: Metallized Kids Single
- 1994: Jesus Killing Machine Full-length
Schuldiner's primary guitar was the B.C. Rich Stealth model, an extremely rare model available only through the BC Rich custom shop until 2008, when it was released to the public as the Chuck Shuldiner Tribute Stealth.
- The source for much of this material is Emptywords.org