Raymond Shulman death: How did the Musician die? Cause of death explained

A founding member of the 1960s soul/psychedelic band Simon Dupree and The Big Sound as well as the 1970s prog rock band Gentle Giant, Ray Shulman passed away at the age of 73. Let’s see How did the Musician Raymond Shulman die and Raymond Shulman Cause of death in detail.


How did Raymond Shulman die?

On March 30, 2023, Raymond Shulman passed away at his home in London. His passing left his family heartbroken, saddened and devastated.

His brother Derek shared the devastating news on Facebook,

“I am deeply saddened to announce that my younger brother and my best friend Ray Shulman passed away on March 30th at his home in London.

I was with him until the end as he bravely battled a long illness. At least I know he is now at peace.

Ray really was a genius in so many ways. He was such a kind and caring soul.

He was an incredible composer, musician, music producer & tech wizard.

He was a true artist and preferred to stay in the background and let his body of work speak for him rather than talk about himself.

Together with myself and my elder brother Philip he was a founding member of Simon Dupree & The Big Sound and subsequently Gentle Giant.

He went on to produce artists like The Sundays, The Sugarcubes, Ian McCulloch and many more.

More recently he devoted his tech and musical expertise in authoring and remixing other artists.

He will be deeply missed by the music community as a whole. More importantly, I will miss him as my brother and truly my best friend. He leaves behind his wife Barbara Tanner & his older brother Philip. To all who knew Ray or know of him ‘Think of him with kindness’.”

The band Gentle Giant, which was founded in 1970, shared the following on social media after learning of his passing:

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Raymond Shulman on March 30th, 2023.”

His wife, Barbara Tanner, and his two older brothers, Derek and Phil Shulman, all survived him.

Raymond Shulman Cause of death

We regret having to let you know that Raymond Shulman passed away. Raymond Shulman was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Raymond Shulman cause of death in light of the recent news.

After a protracted illness, Raymond Shulman passed away at his home in London. The precise Raymond Shulman cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet.

As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story. Our staff does not confirm any rumors regarding the news, but you can be sure that we are doing everything in our power to gather relevant information about the tragedy and present the most recent updates as quickly as possible; nevertheless, remember that family privacy should be respected. 


Who was Raymond Shulman?

Raymond Shulman was a Scottish musician and record producer. Together with his brothers Derek and Phil, Scottish musician and record producer Raymond Shulman founded the progressive rock group Gentle Giant. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Shulman also served as a record producer for alternative rock bands like The Sundays and The Sugarcubes.

Shulman was a Portsmouth native. The trumpet was the first instrument he learnt to play; his father was a trumpet player in a jazz band. He continued to study the violin and guitar and was ready to join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain when his brother Derek persuaded him to join Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, a band that would eventually become Gentle Giant.

Shulman’s skill as a bass guitarist during the band’s recording sessions was frequently compared to well-known performers like Chris Squire of Yes. Being highly skilled in other instruments, Shulman occasionally doubled on the violin, recorder, trumpet, acoustic, and electric guitars. The majority of the music for Gentle Giant was written by Shulman or co-written with keyboardist and bandmate Kerry Minnear.

From the band’s debut in 1970 until its final tour in 1980, Shulman was a member. He later went on to become a record producer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, working with artists including Ian McCulloch, the Defects, the Sugarcubes, the Sundays, and the Trash Can Sinatras, among others. Also, he produced music for various video games, including Privateer 2: The Darkening and Azrael’s Tear, and under the alias Head-Doctor, he published two trance EPs.


Tributes to Raymond Shulman

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Musician Mike Portnoy wrote,

“Sad to hear of the passing of Ray Shulman. In addition to being the bassist/multi instrumentalist in the legendary Prog band Gentle Giant, I’ve had the honor of working with him through the years on various DVD/Blu-ray Authoring projects for Inside Out. My condolences to the band, his family and his surviving brothers Derek and Phil.”

Billy Kelly wrote,

“RIP Ray Shulman. He was founding member, violin, bass, guitar, trumpet, keyboard, vocals and percussion with Gentle Giant. Ray was the youngest of three brothers in the band. Gentle Giant is an incredible band with several multi instrumentalists who created some unique progressive rock. Ray wrote most of the bands songs. Thanks for the great music Ray you live every time I play my Gentle Giant songs.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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