The members of the British band Massive Attack declared themselves “devastated” on Tuesday by the death of their guitarist, Angelo Bruschini.
The news of the death comes after the musician made public in July that he was suffering from lung cancer.
On Tuesday, an official Massive Attack X (formerly Twitter) account confirmed Bruschini’s death in a statement that read: “A singularly brilliant and eccentric talent.”
“It’s impossible to quantify your contribution to the Massive Attack canon. How lucky we were to share a life like that,” the band said on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
The group formed in the 1980s and reached number one in the UK with the albums “Mezzanine” and “100th Window”, as well as winning a Brit Award in 1996 and other British music accolades.
In July this year, Bruschini wrote on Facebook: “The specialists at the hospital have already told me ‘good luck’ twice about my lung cancer, I think I’m screwed.”
“I had a great life, I saw the world many, many times, I met many wonderful people, but the door is closing, I think I will write a book,” added the musician.