David Bowie’s cellist has died, at 71

The death is reported of Paul Buckmaster, who made the orchestral arrangements for Bowie’s Space Oddity and played on several of his albums. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, he also worked with the Rolling Stones and conducted for Elton John.

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  • Last time I saw Paul was as a student at the RAM. Even after all this time, I am mortified at this news. His arrangements are absolutely brilliant.

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