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Massive Attack guitarist Angelo Bruschini has died of rare lung cancer

24 October 2023, 15:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

The news comes just months after Angelo Bruschini revealed his cancer diagnosis via his social media pages.

Back in July, the Bristol-born musician confirmed in a social media post that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and that several specialists had wished him “good luck” when it came to battling the condition.

“Twice now I have been told ‘Good luck’ by specialists at the hospital over lung cancer, I think I’m fucked!," 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."

It has now been confirmed that the guitarist, who helped pioneer the trip-hop movement, has died aged 62. Taking to their socials, Massive Attack wrote: "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."

His wife Jessica also paid tribute: "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."

As well as his role as a member of Massive Attack, Bruschini also played with The Numbers, Rimshots, and The Blue Aeroplanes.

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