Huge Assault guitarist Angelo Bruschini has died simply months after revealing his lung most cancers analysis, the band have introduced.
The information was shared by the band on Twitter/X at present (October 24), who described the guitarist as “a singularly brilliant & eccentric talent”.
“Impossible to quantify your contribution to the Massive Attack canon,” they wrote. “How lucky we were to share such a life together.”
A singularly good & eccentric expertise. Unattainable to quantify your contribution to the Huge Assault canon.
How fortunate we have been to share such a life collectively. pic.twitter.com/btSqYQnOoM
— Huge Assault (@MassiveAttackUK) October 24, 2023
Bruschini’s spouse, Jessica, additionally shared the information in a Fb put up at present, asserting that he died within the early hours of yesterday morning (October 23). “I am very sad to announce that my beautiful husband, Angelo Bruschini, died on 23rd October 2023 at 12.15am,” the put up learn. “It was from a rare and aggressive cancer.”
Bruschini introduced his lung most cancers analysis again in July of this 12 months, writing in a Fb put up: “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.”
The Bristol-born artist joined Huge Assault within the Nineteen Nineties after the journey hop collective fashioned in 1988.
He additionally carried out for different bands together with The Blue Aeroplanes, who wrote on Fb that they have been “devastated” to announce Bruschini’s passing, including: “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ange x.”
A lot of tributes have poured in for the artist on social media. You’ll be able to view some beneath.
After we acquired the Glaxos again collectively mid 80s Angelo Bruschini rehearsed with us for a bit earlier than decamping to Blue Aeroplanes after which Huge Assault. He impressed me vastly by having the ability to play the opening run of the Hollies We’re Via. Relaxation in Peace Angelo.
— Rob Chapman (@rcscribbler) October 24, 2023
Very unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of Bristol guitarist Angelo Bruschini… A star of the band The Blue Aeroplanes, he was additionally a key enabler of the sound of ‘Mezzanine’ along with his very distinctive use of the cords…
— Melissa Chemam (@melissachemam) October 23, 2023
RIP Angelo Bruschini. The eruption of guitars at 2.15 on this. My god. https://t.co/Si6jFwKgdc
— Justin Lewis (whenisbirths on rival platforms) (@WhenIsBirths) October 24, 2023
RIP Angelo Bruschini.
Ceaselessly grateful to your contribution to Mezzanine, the soundtrack to my last 12 months at Uni. https://t.co/WYAHvQ1FAD
— Andy Goss (@andygoss) October 24, 2023
— PunkAndNewWave (@NewWaveAndPunk) October 24, 2023
— Tanja Matic Images (@TMphotography8) October 24, 2023
Deepest condolences to his household, his bandmates, associates, all who knew and beloved him. Could he relaxation in peace and will his reminiscence be a blessing. #AngeloBruschini https://t.co/zKo0bpOhIs
— KB Squared (@KBSquared4) October 24, 2023
Oh man. The jewel of The Blue Aeroplanes within the early 90s. The perfect guitarist. RIP Angelo Bruschini https://t.co/S3JMHcfhtT
— Craig Scrogie (@craigscrogie) October 24, 2023
— Pete Johnson (@PeteDJohnson) October 23, 2023
Bruschini additionally performed with bands The Numbers and Rimshots, and produced Strangelove‘s eponymous album in 1997. He played guitar on Jane Taylor’s single ‘Blowing This Candle Out’, which got here out in 2005.