Massive Attack pay tribute to Angelo Bruschini following guitarist's death

24 October 2023, 14:24

Angelo Bruschini performing with Massive Attack in 2014
Angelo Bruschini performing with Massive Attack in 2014. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The band Massive Attack has announced the death of their guitarist Angelo Bruschini, who had been battling lung cancer.

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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."

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."