Chuck E. Weiss
Feldman Mortuary
1673 York Street
Denver, CO
Weiss, Chuck E

Chuck E Weiss, musician, actor, music historian, and sometimes comedian, died Tuesday, July 20th, in Los Angeles, CA. Chuck E was the leader of legendary underground band 'Chuck E Weiss and the God Damn Liars', he was part owner of the infamous Viper Room, along with his friend Johnny Depp, where he performed legendary music shows weekly, taught a class on music history at University of Colorado (one of the first of its kind), was the "Chuck E" in Rickie Lee Jones' classic hit "Chuck E's In Love", had two of his albums produced by buddy Tom Waits, and after years of drug abuse, was an important leader in turning people around from the problems of drug and alcohol excess. His speeches at AA meetings in Los Angeles, were legendary. Chuck E was a unique character that always made us laugh, unbeknownst to many, he had funny parts in several tv sitcoms. Even though he may have never been given the recognition he deserved in the music community, for many, his persona and talent will live forever.
Chuck E is survived by his brother, Byron "Whizzy" Weiss and his two nephews, Andy and Brett Weiss; Graveside service, Monday, 1:45pm, Emanuel Cemetery; a livestream will also be available on Feldman Mortuary's YouTube Channel.

Published by Denver Post from Jul. 24 to Jul. 26, 2021.
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Emanuel Cemetery
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Your friend from Denver. You were always your own man, unique to the last see you later
Edmond petrie
September 17, 2021
To Chuckies family we were saddened to hear of his passing , a remarkable part of all our lives growing up at East High in Denver. He was a complex and highly intelligent creative artists and best friend to Dave Sidwell. He will be missed in this hurting world with his sober lifestyle And sense of humor will never forget him . My blessings to you all
Katy Pate Sidwell
July 25, 2021
Baruch Dayan Emet. Legend. National Treasure. Mensch. & Extremely Cool. So many memories. Such a good friend. So many treasured gifts left on my front doorstep in the middle of the night, but the Talking Kinky Friedman Doll took the cake. To this day, I laugh or smile each time I look at it. I was woken by sounds at my front door at 2:30am. I went to the door and saw Chuck walking away. I called to him. He waved over his shoulder `I gotta go.´ When I walked back to my door I saw that he has left the Kinky Friedman doll propped up against my door. I know Chuck is synonymous with The Central, but the many nights at the now defunct Hot House were my altimeter favorites. Chuck will always be missed. R.I.P. Boychik!
Stephen Sacks
July 24, 2021
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