RIP: Bruce Adamson

Former Staggered Crossing guitarist Bruce Adamson died suddenly on Tuesday, Dec 15th in Toronto, according to a Facebook posting yesterday.

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and guitarist extraordinaire Bruce Adamson," Staggered Crossing's Facebook page reported. "Words cannot express our sorrow. Sending our love and light to his former spouse Arianne and his children Maggie and Robbie. Memorial arrangements will be posted here soon."

While a cause of death was not announced, it is known earlier this year that he had heart surgery. Adamson had told one friend that he was feeling good and “back in the groove,” according to a comment on his Facebook timeline.

Adamson joined Staggered Crossing in 1997, a year after it was formed, and “brought a vigour and tenacity to the guitar that the band had never seen before,” said group leader Julian Taylor in a posting on Facebook.

Although he left the band to study and graduate in law and also pursued music publishing, Adamson reunited with the group for occasional special shows.

“I will never forget the thrilling ease of his guitar playing. Such a great guy, too,” commented poet/songwriter Robert Priest.

Age details and funeral arrangements were unavailable last night.




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