Riverside guitarist dies

2016-02-21 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 79 Comments
Unfortunately, Riverside guitar player Piotr Grudziński has passed away this morning. The exact cause of his death is yet to be announced. He was only 40 years old.

Below is the statement issued by the band:

"In our deepest pain and disbelief we would like to inform you that our dearest friend and brother Piotr Grudzinski has passed away this morning. We kindly ask you to respect the privacy of his family and friends."

Source of this unfortunate piece of news: http://progressivemusicplanet.com/2016/02/21/riverside-guitarist-piotr-grudzinski-passes-away-at-40/

Tagged: Riverside

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JizzInMyPants
February 21st 2016
2771 Comments


RIP

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 21st 2016
4200 Comments


This sucks.
RIP

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Asdfp277
February 21st 2016
13487 Comments


seriously sad news, may he rest in peace.

TheSonomaDude
February 21st 2016
4999 Comments


I saw this on the Facebook page and it took my by surprise...huge RIP man.

Tunaboy45
February 21st 2016
13986 Comments


fuck

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Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2016
18323 Comments


Damn, this is horrible. So talented and so young :/

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2016
839 Comments


I hate 2016.

e210013
February 21st 2016
1151 Comments


This is really a terrible year for music. Another great musician died. This is really a terrible thing. I had the opportunity of see the band in a live show in my country a few years ago and I sincerely love their performance. He had surely much many things to offer us in the next years. Anyway, the things are what they are.
RIP, man. We will miss you, for sure.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
February 21st 2016
15113 Comments


Very unexpected and sad news, RIP

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Totengott
February 21st 2016
4068 Comments


Fuck.

Horrible news, RIP.

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TheIntruder
February 21st 2016
208 Comments


I'm really sad with this notice.
RIP, Piotr.

CaimanJesus
February 21st 2016
2579 Comments


RIP.

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SitarHero
February 21st 2016
5882 Comments


Jesus... It's one thing for aged baby-boomers with drug-addled pasts but this...

Henderson
February 21st 2016
26 Comments


I just saw Leprous post about it and couldn't believe it. Really shocked and sad. Riverside is one of my favourite bands, and he was a huge part of it. RIP, Piotr

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Tunaboy45
February 21st 2016
13986 Comments


No age to go, 40

Mythodea
February 21st 2016
3903 Comments


What's going on? Seriously. This... this is beyond normal. He was one of the most incredible guitarists and knew how to use simplicity. I'm in utter shock right now. I just can't believe it. Fuck, this is shit news. What the fuck.

Tunaboy45
February 21st 2016
13986 Comments


Used to think the band were boro lads from the name, eventually gave them a listen and really enjoyed it. RIP.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2016
18323 Comments


First saw this from Anathema. 2016 has been a shit year in terms of major deaths. Far too many.

EvoHavok
February 21st 2016
6433 Comments


2016, stop with this. R.I.P.

Mythodea
February 21st 2016
3903 Comments


he's heading towards the blue horizon now.

xenocide.
February 21st 2016
1263 Comments


Still can't believe, he was an incredibly good musician.

Voltimand
February 21st 2016
628 Comments


@Mythodea that exact song came to mind as well, especially the lyric about playing the guitar. :/

RIP

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MO
February 21st 2016
21514 Comments


wow that's horrible. so young ugh

spoczywaj w pokoju

Ebola
February 21st 2016
2343 Comments


holy shit RIP

undertakerpt
February 21st 2016
1512 Comments


Rip hard

teamster
February 21st 2016
1235 Comments


Unbelievable. Loss for words. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Jethro42
February 21st 2016
14597 Comments


Yet another great musician is gone. And he was much too young. Sad news, RIP.

OmairSh
February 21st 2016
13942 Comments


WHAT THE FUCK?!

I can't even believe this

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eaglefan1998
February 21st 2016
152 Comments


RIP hard, I'm going to miss him a lot

Hoppoman
February 21st 2016
718 Comments


2016 strikes again.

onionbubs
February 21st 2016
4898 Comments


RIP man

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henryChinaski
February 21st 2016
3631 Comments


RIP Piotr

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MyNameIsPencil
February 21st 2016
4778 Comments


shit, this year has been crazy so far with musicians passing

RIP

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PistolPete
February 21st 2016
4236 Comments


You gotta be kidding me. What a random and horrible piece of news.

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Flugmorph
February 21st 2016
14918 Comments


Fucking what? Just discovered this amazing band.
This year is wicked.

RiP Piotr

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ksoflas
February 21st 2016
1080 Comments


RIP Piotr.

LotusFlower
February 21st 2016
12002 Comments


Damn. I have only heard an album from these guys so far, but the guitar work was the most impressive parts of it. Sucks to see someone go at such a young age, too.

Zantera
February 21st 2016
130 Comments


RIP

ChaoticVortex
February 21st 2016
393 Comments


40 years old...too young, just too young.

This year is merciless, RIP.

CrazyDiamond7
February 21st 2016
227 Comments


God damn this sucks. Yet another great one lost in 2016, and one so young at that.

R.I.P.

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Psynuts
February 21st 2016
373 Comments


what a sad year so far

Hellscythe
February 21st 2016
1638 Comments


heartbreaking news. loved his songwriting and guitar work, pretty much made the band for me, and 40 is way too young to go. RIP.

LunaticSoul
February 21st 2016
972 Comments


Great musician, he will be missed. You could tell it was Riverside just by his playstyle, something you can say of only unique great guitarists. RIP hard

smaugman
February 21st 2016
4043 Comments


2016 is going to be fucking brutal

FearThyEvil
February 21st 2016
15024 Comments


this is heartbreaking R.I.P.

UnderTheNorthernScar
February 21st 2016
524 Comments


RIP, this guy had such an amazing style

benkim
February 21st 2016
3120 Comments


Devastated by this horrible news. RIP man

VirtualBlaze
February 21st 2016
400 Comments


R.I.P.
2016 has been a a horrible year for music so far. Not because of the quality of music being put out, but just so many stars have passed away just in the last several weeks.

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Whispered4tw
February 21st 2016
827 Comments


Wow, this came out of nowhere. He did great in the band, really sad to hear... rest in peace man.

Darkwatch025
February 21st 2016
312 Comments


This is honestly the most shocking news in music ever for me. I absolutely love this band and this sucks. They are one of my top five favorite bands. I'm speechless right now.

OmairSh
February 21st 2016
13942 Comments


It's extremely shocking. He was at a winery dog's concert the night of his passing, with him seeming perfectly fine. Tragic loss.

ShakeSoda
February 21st 2016
136 Comments


Man. RIP, was just listening to Riverside a couple of days ago.

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wasteofspace
February 22nd 2016
85 Comments


noooooooo

Mythodea
February 22nd 2016
3903 Comments


So, Lemmy dies, Bowie dies, Piotr dies, Weiland dies, Frey dies and Neil Peart retires and this is a good year how?

misho87
February 22nd 2016
91 Comments


Man, Riverside is one of my favorite bands and this news are totally suprising.. this fucking sucks

RIP Piotr

RivalSkoomaDealer
February 22nd 2016
1596 Comments


Man i've been on a Riverside binge lately so this is really sad to hear. RIP

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Gmork89
February 22nd 2016
6991 Comments


Man this is the worst, one of my favorite bands. Nothing to say really, huge loss.

BenThatsMyJamin
February 22nd 2016
1271 Comments


Loved his soulful playing. RIP

TheCrocodile
February 22nd 2016
2586 Comments


RIP

SimpleM
February 24th 2016
99 Comments


RIP

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benkim
February 24th 2016
3120 Comments


Still can't believe this.

ThatDude
February 24th 2016
44 Comments


Devastated.

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OmairSh
February 24th 2016
13942 Comments


heartfelt post from Mariusz
https://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl/posts/1174665322545384:0

benkim
February 25th 2016
3120 Comments


I saw that Omairh. Very touching. Gave a great glimpse at who he was as a person

Tharsis11
February 27th 2016
1 Comments


Damn, I was just listening to them yesterday for the first time in a while, and had no idea. This sucks.

Riverpeth
February 27th 2016
150 Comments


Heartbreaking.... RIP

Mythodea
March 5th 2016
3903 Comments


apparently, it was a heart attack. the band posted sth on their facebook page.

smaugman
March 5th 2016
4043 Comments


do you think it's linked to drugs or alcohol? maybe he had some kind of heart disease

Asdfp277
March 5th 2016
13487 Comments


don't think too many drugs have a latent heart attack during sleep in their side effects ://

smaugman
March 5th 2016
4043 Comments


drugs can weaken a heart over time, but i dont think piotr was someone who abused drugs, or even took it for that matter

Asdfp277
March 5th 2016
13487 Comments


yea, such an unfortunate event ://

Voltimand
March 6th 2016
628 Comments


@Mythodea Saw that post; the last bit said something about a "release" for late spring, early fall this year. They working on a new album??

Mythodea
March 7th 2016
3903 Comments


don't know. It's all so sudden and out of the blue. Maybe it's an EP. It's even more confusing now that Piotr is gone, their future, their lives. The more time passes, the more I realize he's gone.

Stereochrome1
August 3rd 2016
413 Comments


Shit this is awful, they're such a good band and he was such a talented guy.

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swipenet
October 23rd 2016
462 Comments


Interesting how 2016 is a year of great rock/metal releases, yet everyone's fucking dying.

Mythodea
October 24th 2016
3903 Comments


New album is a great shift in style, yet it's oddly Riverside.

benkim
October 24th 2016
3120 Comments


"Interesting how 2016 is a year of great rock/metal releases, yet everyone's fucking dying."

Was thinking the exact same thing!

50iL
October 24th 2016
3202 Comments


[2]
RIP

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CoreyHaimsGhost
January 26th 2017
225 Comments


r.i.p. to him still



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