Riverside guitarist Piotr Grudziński passes away at 40

Shocking and incredibly sad news from the Riverside camp as they announce that guitarist Piotr Grudziński passed away this morning. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was just 40 years old. Piotr attended a show last evening in Poland by The Winery Dogs and was by all accounts fine.

I’ll be playing 2 hours of Riverside’s music this week on my radio show as a tribute. For details, please check out the event on Facebook. This is a horrible loss to his friends and family. My sincere condolences.


Photo Credit: Van Kirsch

Z ogromnym bólem i niedowierzaniem informujemy, że nasz kochany przyjaciel i brat Piotr Grudziński odszedł od nas dziś rano. Prosimy o uszanowanie prywatności rodziny i najbliższych.
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.

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I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!
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11 Responses to Riverside guitarist Piotr Grudziński passes away at 40

  1. Anonymous says:

    what the fuck???!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James Carlton says:

    This really sucks. Loved his guitar playing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. keith says:

    so sad, loved his playing..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Serge says:

    Too many people die lately, musicians and actors… the fuck is going on?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dangerhawk says:

    Rest well, Piotr. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Drunken Fool says:

    R.I.P :((

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Alon says:

    40 yo
    Tha fact that no one is revealing a medical reason for his death
    And the fact that he was at a concert can only lead to one possible reasonable option!!
    Drug overdose !!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • progmanrob says:

      Let’s not jump to conclusions. It could be a few things. Drugs and alcohol are always a possible issue but an unknown heart condition is also very much a possibility. Brain aneurysms are also deadly. When I find out, I will pass it along.


  8. Mark hazell says:

    Another immense talent has left. RIP Piotr

    Liked by 1 person

  9. proglover says:

    Suddenly all my heroes start leaving…. WTF ??!

    Liked by 1 person

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