Famous music star was just found dead. Authorities have not yet released any details. This is heartbreaking.
He is the arranger and conductor who worked with rock musicians David Bowie, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones. Legendary music star, Paul Buckmaster, has died at the age 71.
McDaniel Entertainment announced the news on their Twitter account leaving thousands in tears. Furthermore, Paul was a game changer in music, and he is going to be missed deeply.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share our beloved friend and longtime client Paul Buckmaster has passed away. Paul’s iconic arrangements touched the world and he will be deeply missed. We will share more details as they become available.”
He was born in London and started playing the cello at a young age. Meanwhile, that’s when everyone knew he was a natural born star.
Paul eventually graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, and started doing rock and jazz music. Starting out he played with bans such as Suntreader and the Third Ear Band.
His career really hit off when he started working with the music legend David Bowie on “Space Oddity.” “Space Oddity” was the first time David Bowie had a song chart in the UK. It was a huge success for the both of them
After that is when he was asked to help out with Elton John’s second album. One of the songs, “Your Song,” even features cello accompaniment from Buckmaster.
That’s when he went on to work with Elton John on many albums including “Tumbleweed Connection” and “Madman Across the Water,” including the classic song “Tiny Dancer.”
In 2002, he won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for his work on Train’s song “Drops of Jupiter.
This is a heartbreaking time for his family and friends. No details about his death have been released. Praying for them during this heartbreaking time.