Former Cradle of Filth guitarist Stuart Anstis dies aged 48

Stuart Anstis
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Stuart Anstis, former guitarist for British extreme metallers Cradle of Filth, has died aged 48. His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Confirming the news via Anstis’s Facebook page yesterday (August 22), his wife Antoinette wrote: “Rest in peace, you were too beautiful for this world me Lover. Nothing will ever be the same again. Love always and ever your Antoinette. Until we meet again.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.