Canadian singer Bruce Guthro passed away

Bruce Guthro
Canadian singer and songwriter, Bruce Guthro passed away


Bruce Guthro, the famous Canadian singer-songwriter passed away. Let’s see how did the singer die and his cause of death.

How did Bruce Guthro die?

The famous Canadian Singer and Songwriter, Bruce Guthro passed away on September 06, 2023. This sad news was announced by RyLee Madison in the following social media statement that reads,

The world lost an incredibly gifted talent last night. Bruce Guthro, you were such a bright light within the music industry, especially in our home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. You will be deeply missed. This loss is a hard one to comprehend. Rest easy. Godspeed.

Bruce Guthro cause of death:

Bruce Guthro passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his beloved family members including his wife Kim, son Dylan and Daughter Jodi.

Guthro was known for his famous songs. Bruce’s legacy as a true ambassador for good songs/songwriting and Maritime/Canadian musicians and artists will live on as well!

Who was Bruce Guthro?

Bruce Guthro was a renowned vocalist and composer from Canada. Mr. Bruce Guthro was born and raised in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, as the seventh of nine children.

Runrig is a Celtic rock band from Scotland. He was the group’s lead vocalist in 1998. The vocalist has also garnered many East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs). Additionally, he founded and served as host of the Canadian television programming Songwriters Circle.

Guthro has a significant body of professional experience and has been involved in the music business since 1994.

Bruce worked in Northern Saskatchewan’s hard rock mines for a short time after graduating from before returning home to pursue his love of music and songwriting.

He learned the value of dedication, endurance, devotion, and tenacity while working to support himself while improving his musical abilities.

Bruce’s famous songs and works:

The experiences and life lessons he had learned over the years transcended via his hands and heart when the time came to pursue music full-time. He was signed to his first international record deal by EMI Music Canada in 1998 after coming to their attention.

Some of the famous songs of Bruce include: Sails to the Wind, Of Your Son, Guthro, Beautiful Life etc.

While riding the popularity of a Canadian gold album and #1 song, he was approached by the immensely famous Scottish Celtic Rock superstars, Runrig, and given the post of lead singer.

Twenty years later, Bruce was surrounded by many honours and platinum and gold records from all over the world. In addition to hosting the CBC Gemini Award-winning “Songwriter’s Circle,” he received nine East Coast Music Awards, three Canadian Radio Music Awards, the SOCAN #1 Songwriter Award, and other honours.

He has also sold well over a million songs worldwide. Bruce lived with his wife Kim, a teacher who is also from Sydney Mines. They resided in Halifax. Their kids, Dylan and Jodi, are proud to be a part of the Nova Scotia music scene and are following in their father’s footsteps.

His family members, close friends, fans and relatives will surely miss him. Tributes flooded social media after Bruce’s sudden demise news broke out.

Tributes to Bruce Guthro:

John Paul Cormier posted,

I’m speechless. Lost our buddy Bruce Guthro last night. The family grows one light smaller. Love you brother. Godspeed.

Colleen Acker posted,

So sad to hear that this great human has passed away. RIP Bruce. Heaven is about to have the best songwriter’s circle. Amen

Sarah Rapunzell H posted,

R.I.P Bruce Guthro
You were always a great inspiration and always so supportive. You will be missed my friend

Fiona Macpherson posted,

Heartbroken doesn’t even describe how I feel right now.
We will miss you so much
No more pain, no more tears
Enjoy your whiskey up there, we send you love
Thank you for the amazing music and entertainment you have given us the past 25 years as part of Runrig….we love you
Sleep tight Bruce

Paul Anthony posted,

My God !!!!!
So sorry to learn of this tragic news
Bruce Guthro gone way to soon …


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