​Massive Attack's Angelo Bruschini Has Died

He was previously diagnosed with lung cancer

Photo: Stephen McGill

BY Alex HudsonPublished Oct 24, 2023

Massive Attack guitarist Angelo Bruschini has died. 

The Bristol musician was previously diagnosed with lung cancer. In July on this year, he posted publicly on Facebook, writing, "Twice now I have been told 'good luck' by specialists at the hospital over lung cancer, I think I'm fucked! 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."

Massive Attack posted a tribute to Bruschini on social media, writing, "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 became a touring member of Massive Attack in the mid-'90s, and he played on 1997's hit album Mezzanine as well as the 2003 follow-up 100th Window.

The guitarist also played with groups including the Numbers, Rimshots and the Blue Aeroplanes. On Facebook, the Blue Aeroplanes wrote, "We are devastated to announce the passing of our brother Angelo Bruschini. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ange."

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