Producer and Massive Attack guitarist Angelo Bruschini has died, his bandmates have confirmed.
The Bristol-based electronic group, known for making trip-hop, confirmed the news of his passing this morning (24 October), and a post has been shared to their page on X.
“RIP Angelo,” they said. “A singularly brilliant and eccentric talent. Impossible to quantify your contribution to the Massive Attack canon. How lucky we were to share such a life together.”
A singularly brilliant & eccentric talent. Impossible to quantify your contribution to the Massive Attack canon.
How lucky we were to share such a life together. pic.twitter.com/btSqYQnOoM
— Massive Attack (@MassiveAttackUK) October 24, 2023
Bruschini had previously shared that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in July. BBC reports that he wrote online at the time that several specialists had wished him “good luck,” and that he said in a post, “Had a great life, seen the world many many times, met lots of wonderful people, but the door is closing, think I will write a book.”
According to ITV, his wife Jessica has also shared a tribute online: “I am very sad to announce that my beautiful husband, Angelo Bruschini, died on 23rd October 2023 at 12.15am. It was from a rare and aggressive cancer.”
Bruschini was born in Bristol and joined the group in the 1990s. He performed with several bands as a guitarist throughout his career, such as The Blue Aeroplanes, and also produced alt-rock band Strangelove’s self-titled 1997 album.
RIP Angelo Bruschini, a visionary of the band Blue Aeroplanes and unique guitarist for Massive Attack.
A Bristol legend. Thank you for the vital contributions to some of the most important music of the nineties, sculpting today’s musical landscape. pic.twitter.com/u59q4lQl5w
— Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) October 24, 2023
Omg no … RIP Angelo Bruschini .. one of the most talented, yet humble & lovely musicians, my love and deepest sympathies go out to his family and to the whole @MassiveAttackUK family, I joined 4 two tours to work alongside him.. what a loss, a complete one-off ..
— Dot Allison (@DotAllisonmusic) October 24, 2023
Very sad to hear about the passing of Bristol guitarist Angelo Bruschini… A star of the band The Blue Aeroplanes, he was also a key enabler of the sound of ‘Mezzanine’ with his very unique use of the cords…
— Melissa Chemam (@melissachemam) October 23, 2023
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