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24 October 2023, 14:24
The band Massive Attack has announced the death of their guitarist Angelo Bruschini, who had been battling lung cancer.
The musician, who was born in Bristol and joined the group in the '90s, was remembered by his bandmates and loved ones.
Massive Attack wrote on X: "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."
RIP Angelo 🤍— Massive Attack (@MassiveAttackUK) October 24, 2023
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
Bruschini had a diverse musical career, working as a producer for the alternative rock band Strangelove on their self-titled album in 1997. He also played guitar on 'Blowing This Candle Out', a song by Jane Taylor released in 2005.
Bruschini revealed his diagnosis of lung cancer in a social media post in July, saying that he had received good luck wishes from several specialists.
He wrote: "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."
Bruschini's wife Jessica also paid tribute on social media. She wrote: "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."