Massive Attack guitarist Angelo Bruschini has died after a battle with lung cancer. Massive Attack shared the news on social media, writing, “RIP Angelo. 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.”
The Blue Aeroplanes, another band Bruschini was in, confirmed the news in a Facebook post yesterday. “We’re devastated to announce the passing of our brother Angelo Bruschini,” the post read. “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ange.” Bruschini’s wife, Jessica, wrote in a Facebook post that he died on October 23 at 12:15 a.m. “from a rare and aggressive cancer — pleomorphic carcinoma.”
Bruschini announced his lung cancer diagnosis back in July, writing on Facebook: “Twice now I have been told ‘Good luck’ by specialist’s 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.”
Raised in Bristol, Bruschini joined Massive Attack in the 1990s and played on records such as 1998’s Mezzanine and 2003’s 100th Window. He was also a member of bands including the Numbers and Rimshots, produced Strangelove’s self-titled album in 1997, and played on Jane Taylor’s 2005 single ‘Blowing This Candle Out’.
RIP Angelo 🤍
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