Massive Attack guitarist tragically dies as band pays tribute

Angelo Bruschini, the guitarist with the band Massive Attack, has tragically died they have confirmed.

The Bristol-born star had been battling lung cancer.

Taking to Twitter, the band wrote "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."

Tributes from devastated fans poured in on the comments section of Massive Attack's post, as one fan wrote: "Amazing guitar work. It still sounds like the future. RIP."

Another person commented: "I'm so sorry for your loss. Very sad seeing this, such a major part of the MA family. My thoughts go out to all his friends & family. RIP Angelo," as a third said: "Very sad to read this #RIPAngeloBruschini guitar magician."

A fourth wrote: "sorry for your loss. his guitar lines from angel and risingson are genuine art," and a fifth commented: "I'm so crushed by this truly some of the best concerts I've ever seen been to 30 tool shows , left the mezzanine ani show feeling changed …seen you several times before that."

As well as achieving worldwide fame as part of Massive Attack, Angelo also played for a number of other bands, including The Numbers, Rimshots and The Blue Aeroplanes, who paid tribute to him after news of his death emerged.

They said: "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 x."

In July, Angelo revealed that he had been suffering from lung cancer, as he shared that he'd been wished "good luck" by several specialists, which led him to deduce "I'm f****d".

He wrote: "'Twice now I have been told '"Good luck'" by specialists at the hospital over lung cancer, I think I'm f***ed!'"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."

Angelo has been praised as a "magician" for his iconic guitar skills, as he contributed to some of Massive Attack's biggest songs, such as Unfinished Symphony and Teardrop.

He joined the band in the 90s, as he played with them in the studio and at live shows.

Angelo also produced alternative rock band Strangelove's eponymous album in 1997 and played guitar for Jane Taylor's award-winning single Blowing This Candle Out.

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