Angelo Bruschini, a longtime guitarist with Massive Attack, has died. “How lucky we all were to share such a life together,” the band wrote on social media. “Such a brilliant, eccentric talent. Impossible to quantify your contribution.”
This summer, Bruschini revealed that he was living with lung cancer. “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,” he wrote on his Facebook page in July.
Prior to joining Massive Attack, Bruschini was a member of the Bristol rock band the Blue Aeroplanes, recording and performing with the band for the better part of a decade after 1985’s Tolerance. He took up with his fellow Bristolians in Massive Attack in 1997.
Bruschini performed across Massive Attack’s landmark 1998 LP, Mezzanine, and he returned to the studio with the group to contribute to 2003’s 100th Window. He also frequently hit the road with the band as a supporting guitarist.