People love martyrs and false heroes because they can project themselves into those icons.
Chuck didn't invent death metal; he came in really the second wave (after Bathory, Hellhammer and Slayer) and with the help of Kam Lee and Chris Reifert, made a great album. After that, it got more blockheaded, so he started making fast heavy metal.
I like early Death, but I hate the way people have:
(a) Made Chuck into a martyr. Chuck himself would hate this thoroughly Christian, pandering, whorish, crowd of idiots behavior.
(b) Claimed he invented death metal or was the father of it. Unlikely, says history.
Otherwise, I'm kind of sick of hearing about Chuck either way. The mooning over his martyrdom (from AIDS) happened in the early 2000s and was among the first wave of the indie shitheads who later infested metal. Now it's almost over, although his harridan of a sister is trying to resurrect it for cash, since her day jobs as stripper and teacher's aide didn't work out.