The Bristol born Bruschini was described as “a singularly brilliant and eccentric talent” in a message shared by Massive Attack on X.
They added that it was “impossible to quantify your contribution to the Massive Attack canon” and “how lucky we were to share such a life together.”
Bruschini joined the group in 1995 as a touring member, and then contributed to their album 100th Window which was released in 2003. Massive Attack also enlisted the late Sinead O’Connor for the record, who passed away in July.
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. pic.twitter.com/btSqYQnOoM
— Massive Attack (@MassiveAttackUK) October 24, 2023
As well as his work with Massive Attack, Bruschini performed with a number of different bands including The Blue Aeroplanes and produced Stangelove’s 1997 eponymous album.
The Blue Aeroplanes shared their own tribute, saying: “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 this year, Bruschini revealed his lung cancer diagnosis, writing: “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.”
He is survived by his wife Jessica and their two sons.