Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso of the Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones has passed away. The cause of death has not been announced.
Mancuso was with the band off and on since 2012 and played on their albums Angels & Devils and A Great Night On The Lash: Live in Italy. Prior to his time in The Mahones, the bassist was a member of the hard rock band Diemonds and was also on two of their albums.
Mahones member Katie McConnell remembered Mancuso on the band’s Facebook page. “Cuzo was a prodigy on the bass, and he had what seemed like effortless talent. He lived and breathed music,” she shared. “I remember him phoning me in tears when Dimebag Darrell was shot, so saddened was he by the death of one of his heroes. When we talked about music, Paul lit up. He knew everything about every band, loved classic rock, and was happiest when wearing his bass.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Paul Mancuso.